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Walker Morris team explores opportunities in new entry-level exception sites and starters homes

By Richard Sagar, Karl Anders, Graham Whiteford, Josh Kitson Introduction This briefing note, prepared by the Walker Morris Planning Environment Team, explores the opportunities presented in the new National Planning Policy Framework (“NPPF2“). Specifically, the opportunities to obtain planning permission for new entry-level exception sites consisting of affordable housing for first-time buyers on previously unallocated […]

FCA published near-final rules amending the jurisdiction for SMEs and guarantors

By Paul Gair The FCA yesterday released its policy statement (PS18/21) on SME access to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS), setting out its near-final rules for amending the compulsory jurisdiction to include new definitions for “small businesses” and “guarantors”. At the same time, it has released a new consultation paper (CP18/31) detailing proposals for increasing […]

Walker Morris litigation specialists reviews regulator’s proposals for dealing with push payment fraud

By Louise Power, Rachel Elgar Banking & Finance Litigation specialists Louise Power and Rachel Elgar report on the Payment Systems Regulator’s (PSR) recent proposals for dealing with push payment fraud. What is push payment fraud? Payments are described as ‘push payments’ when the payer obtains the payee’s account details and instructs their bank to send (or push) […]

Impact of 2019 budget proposals on Dutch’s buyout sector

The Dutch government published important tax measures in its 2019 budget proposals with a potentially significant impact on the Dutch buyout sector. Some of these measures may result in a higher effective tax burden if appropriate action is not taken…

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Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 06/08/96

Basil Pearson Mellon, 70, admitted 1951, practised in partnership as Basil P Mellon & Co, Gateshead and Newcastle, struck off and ordered to pay £4,949 costs. Allegations substantiated he used client funds for his own purposes and had been jailed for offences of dishonesty. Tribunal told investigation accountant’s report revealed cash shortage on Mellon’s client […]

In brief: Jonathan Bond

In last week’s story “Firms retain trainees as market picks up”, Allen & Overy graduate recruitment manager Jonathan Bond should have been quoted as saying demand for qualifying solicitors was highest in the corporate, banking and international capital markets areas, not the corporate, property and international capital sectors as printed.

Fertility clinics could face legal action over embryos

Hundreds of embryos could be destroyed illegally if the case of one human embryo, the destruction of which has been temporarily restrained, results in a victory, warns the Allied Lawyers Response Team (ALeRT), the personal injury lawyers’ network. ALeRT’s head Graham Ross has urged fertility clinics to suspend the destruction programme of all embryos until […]

In brief: Solicitor General lunches in Liverpool

The Solicitor General was among recent visitors to Alsop Wilkinson’s Liverpool office. Sir Derek Spencer (fourth right) attended an informal lunch with the firm’s managing partner, Michael Pinfold (fifth right), senior partners and leading members of Merseyside’s business community last week. “We welcomed the opportunity to introduce the Solicitor General to some well-known members of […]

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