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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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CMS Cameron McKenna’s European strategy has suffered a setback after the withdrawal of Swedish member firm Tisell & Co. Tisell was a founder member of CMS. But it now intends to join the legal and consulting arm of Ernst & Young. The 13-partner firm plans to merge with Ernst &Young’s Swedish legal, tax and consulting […]

In brief: Greenberg Traurig

Greenberg Traurig, ranked 64th biggest law firm in the US in terms of gross revenue, has taken over 30-lawyer corporate, litigation and property firm O’Connor Cavanagh in Phoenix. Greenbergs has also opened new offices in Boston, having poached three partners and two associates from Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott.

In brief: Jawahar Malhotra

Jawahar Malhotra, a legal executive, was jailed for two months for indecently assaulting three female junior colleagues at a London firm. Malhotra, 58, of Wimbledon, denied the charges that were based on incidents that occurred from April 1997 until September 1998. But one of the judges at London’s Southwark Crown Court said that the married […]

In brief: Legal Risks Management

Legal Risks Management is merging with Castle Legal Risks, creating the largest provider of before-the-event legal expenses insurance to the building industry. Marketing manager Ian MacLeod says the business is “expanding by the day”, taking on new staff and moving into new areas, including the burgeoning after-the-event market.

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