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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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THE LAW Society of Scotland will unveil radical proposals this week on the training of young lawyers and protecting the public from inexperienced sole practitioners. The proposals include revising the diploma on legal practice, delivering it through a new Law Society college rather than five main universities, increased monitoring of training, and banning newly-qualified solicitors […]

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European draft takeover laws would threaten the UK Takeover Panel’s relationship with the courts and could lead to tactical litigation to delay the system, according to David Calcutt QC, the panel’s chairman. Brussels has been sitting on various forms of the draft Takeover Directive, for several years. “There may one day come a day when […]

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‘The UK Trade Marks 1994: A Practical Guide’ has been written by four leading members of the Institute of Trade Mark Agents: John Groom, Richard Abnett, Jeremy Pennant and Adrian Spencer. It provides a useful guide to the provisions of the Trade Marks Act 1994 and contains a detailed, well constructed analysis of the key […]

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