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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 sword of truth finally fell on Jonathan Aitken this week when the old-Etonian left for an 18-month holiday at the public’s expense. Clutching his shield of English fair play the former minister was led down after being sentenced for perjury and perverting the course of justice after his libel case against The Guardian and […]

Litigation Personal Injury 6/12/99

Bobby Corbett v (1) Dr Maloney (2) Basingstoke & North Hampshire Health Authority (1999) QBD (Gray J) 1 November 1999 Claimant: Male, newborn at date of accident; eight years old at date of settlement. Incident: The claimant was diagnosed with cerebral palsy after his premature birth in 1991, allegedly as a result of the hospital […]

Tuckers launches new IT system

Criminal law firm Tuckers has developed a new case management system. The new system contains a client database, billing information, allows staff to track cases from beginning to end, tap clients’ details in at police stations, and open new case files via modem. Once an action is under way, the system will automatically alert lawyers […]

It's been a good week for…

The Princess Di law industry, which is set to launch a whole new raft of cases against companies looking to market a range of “novelty” gifts. Lawyers from the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund have written to dozens of companies to try to stop them manufacturing souvenirs including flick knives, cigarettes and a driving […]

College is profiting from student debt, says TSG

The College of Law has shown a record surplus in the past financial year, drawing protest from the Trainee Solicitors Group that students are being laden with unnecessary debt. In figures just released to the Charity Commission, The College of Law, which is a registered charity, shows a gross income of u29.3m and a gross […]

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