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A fast-track for beautiful developments?

The Government has published its long-awaited white paper on planning reform, which seeks views on 24 proposals. In this legal insight we look at the key areas that have been targeted for reform.

Cayman Islands administrative fines regime for insurance licensees

By Rob Humphries The Monetary Authority (Administrative Fines) (Amendment) Regulations, 2020 (the “Amendment Regulations”) came into force on 26 June 2020. The Amendment Regulations serve to amend Schedule 1 of the Monetary Authority (Administrative Fines) Regulations (2019 Revision) (the “Fines Regulations”) and extend the scope of the fines which may be levied by the Cayman […]

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The deals that closed last week: Interserve-Mitie, Zopa and AllSaints

Calling upon Slaughter and May and Linklaters, Mitie and Interserve joined forces to gain scale in Britain’s expansive outsourcing industry. In a £271m deal, Mitie acquired the facilities management arm of rival Interserve, creating the UK’s largest facilities management business with 88,000 staff and a turnover of £3.5bn. The Goverment is currently relying heavily on […]

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DWF to close two international offices in cost-cutting drive

DWF is to shut two of its international offices and downsize others, in a move that will see 60 people leave the business. The listed firm will be closing its outposts in Singapore and Brussels, reducing also the number of staff in Dubai and Cologne. As a result, around 60 individuals are expected to be […]

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