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Permission in principle – growth, renewal, protect

The biggest shake up of the planning system since 1947 continues apace with the announcement, on 2 August, of government plans to create an automatic green light for development within specifically designated areas of the country.

Setting aside company transactions involving Jersey, Guernsey and BVI companies

Financial pressure can change perspectives on transactions – whether through the lens of an insolvent winding up, in the context of a counterparty or related interested party exploring ways in which they might unravel a transaction, or a new board considering whether a company can extricate itself from contractual arrangements that appear to have been subject to a conflict of interest or which were for an improper purpose.

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As unrest shakes Hong Kong, lawyers keep on moving

Despite having endured a long period of disruption caused by the pro-democracy protests in 2019, Hong Kong has remained the largest legal recruitment market in Asia, The Lawyer Asia Pacific 100 2020 report reveals. This year’s Asia Pacific 100 report, which came out on Monday, shows that 33 per cent of the Top 30 global […]

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Temperature checks and wasted office space: how the Bar is going back to the office

39 Essex’s Lindsay Scott and Serle Court‘s John Petrie have experienced a significantly different lockdown to most. While much of the civil Bar found themselves cooped up in kitchens, living rooms and studies, the two chief executives were overseeing staff and supporting barristers from their respective chambers in an eerily quiet London. Petrie even took […]

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