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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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New Law business UnitedLex has acquired Paul Hastings’ US-led data science and artificial intelligence teams. Paul Hastings’ data science, analysis and investigations (DSAI) team and its artificial intelligence technology services group are set to move over to UnitedLex to boost its expertise in the fields of analytics in practices like litigation, regulatory and compliance as […]

My Pride Story: Isolation and the LGBT+ community during Covid-19

Covid-19 is more than just a health pandemic, it has been a complete change of life that is affecting many communities across the globe. With lockdowns and social distancing measures in force in numerous countries, each community is experiencing the impact of these measures differently. The LGBT+ community will experience a variety of distinct challenges […]

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Pity the junior lawyers up before the SDT

Baker McKenzie will be hoping that the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal’s (SDT) dismissal of allegations of professional misconduct against it, a former partner and former HR director over what the SRA contended was a botched investigation into the sexual misconduct of its former London managing partner, Gary Senior, will draw a line under the sorry episode. […]

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Kirkland alumni club: Willkie secures double-partner hire in London

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has secured its long-awaited hire of two partners from Kirkland & Ellis, as they join former colleague Claire McDaid to expand its City private equity team. Gavin Gordon and David Arnold are to join Willkie in the City, following on from the firm’s hire of Dechert tax partner Jane Scobie last […]

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