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Planning inquiry proposals in the spotlight as barristers address 300 delegates

Around 300 experts were given key advice on how a planning inquiry shake-up may affect them in an annual seminar hosted by a leading barristers’ chambers. Planning inspector Phillip Ware was invited by No5 Barristers’ Chambers to take part in the key-note session at the seminar, which was held at the ICC in Birmingham. Mr […]

No5 barristers face each other in court in murder trial

A QC and two counsel from No5 Barristers’ Chambers are facing each other in court in a murder trial in which a businessman is accused of murdering his seamstress wife and soliciting the murder of his first wife. Gurpreet Singh, 43, of Coalway Avenue, Penn, Wolverhampton, has denied both counts at Birmingham Crown Court. David […]

Conyers unveils new branding

Conyers Dill & Pearman is pleased to announce that, effective 30 April 2019, the firm will be moving to a new brand encompassing the single word ‘Conyers’. The new brand will apply to all parts of the firm’s business, including legal professional and client services. “Our brand change recognises that Conyers is the name by […]

Conyers advises pipeline Engineering Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$126.5 million IPO

Conyers Dill & Pearman provided British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands legal advice to Pipeline Engineering Holdings Limited (the “Company”) in connection with its HK$126.5 million initial public offering of 230,000,000 shares on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (Stock code: 1865). The Company engages in infrastructural pipeline construction and related […]

Conyers advises START II Ltd and START Holding II Ltd in connection with its US$597 million asset backed securitisation

Conyers’ Bermuda office acted for the Issuers, START II Ltd and START Holding II Ltd, in respect of an asset backed securitisation (“ABS”) comprising three tranches of notes secured on a portfolio of 20 in-production aircraft on lease to 13 global airlines in 11 countries, with an appraised value of approximately US$597 million. The notes […]

Barristers from No5 act for defendants in drug conspiracy trial

Three lawyers at No5 Barristers’ Chambers have been involved in a complex drugs case in which two women were involved in transporting thousands of pounds worth of heroin and crack cocaine from Birmingham to sell in Warwick and Leamington. Rebecca Manix and Deborah Walsh had both denied being involved in conspiracies to supply the two […]

CLO manager not entitled to incentive fee on optional redemption

The High Court has recently decided that on an optional redemption of a collateralised loan obligation securitisation (“CLO”), the collateral manager was not entitled to an incentive fee at the expense of junior bondholders.[1] The claim was brought by Deutsche Trustee Company Limited (the “Trustee”) in order to determine the correct interpretation of the bond […]

Shoosmiths reveals expansion plans for trainee solicitor programme

Shoosmiths is expanding its trainee solicitor programme with an increase in trainee and NQ recruits, expansion into the London office, and two trainee intakes annually. Shoosmiths’ previous trainee solicitor programme invited 22 graduates to join the firm each year for a two-year programme. From September 2019, the firm will increase its trainee numbers to 30 […]

Keri Tayler joins No5 Barristers’ Chambers Public Law Group

No5 Barristers’ Chambers is delighted to welcome Keri Tayler, a Court of Protection specialist, to the Public Law Group. Ian Brownhill, joint-head of the Court of Protection team said: “We are delighted to welcome Keri to our ranks. She has a wealth of experience from time both in private practice and in-house and in addition to […]

Shoosmiths advises on the sale of RED, the largest driving school in the UK

Shoosmiths has advised in a dual role on the sale of RED Driving School (RED), the largest group of driving schools and driving instructor training schools in the UK. The firm has acted for both Kelso Place Asset Management (KPAM) – a UK based private equity firm – on the sale for an undisclosed amount, […]

Mother jailed over baby death prosecuted by Jonas Hankin QC

A mother has been found guilty of squeezing her two-month-old baby to death and jailed for 13 and a half years after a trial at Birmingham Crown Court. Two QCs from No5 Barristers’ Chambers were on opposite sides of the courtroom for the manslaughter trial. Jonas Hankin QC prosecuted Abigail Palmer, 33, who was found guilty […]