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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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The Lawyer Awards: HSF, Quinn and Stewarts among the litigation finalists

Ahead of The Lawyer Awards 2019, in association with Travelers, we’re looking back on some of the most complex or legally significant cases of the last 12 months, as eight teams vie for the top prize in this year’s litigation category. In a case that has been rumbling on since 2012, a joint team of […]

Stewarts adds firepower in tax disputes with partner hire

Stewarts has brought in three new lawyers, including one partner, to boost its tax litigation and investigations team. James Le Gallais has joined the firm as a partner from Peters & Peters. He already has significant instructions in commercial tax litigation, including the multi-million-pound action against funding company Ingenious Media. Le Gallais will bring expertise […]

Stewarts leads in Emirati fraud dispute as legal line-up changes

The defendant in a five-year legal battle against an Emirati investment authority has dropped their former adviser – believed to be Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner – in a case involving claims of fraudulent misrepresentation and bribery. Iranian-American businessman Farhad Azima has now turned to Zaiwalla & Co for representation, as he faces claims from Stewarts client Ras Al Khaimah […]

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Stewarts enters financial crime market with QC hire

Stewarts will launch a new financial crime practice following the hire of 2 Bedford Row white-collar silk Richard Kovalevsky QC as a partner into its London office next month. Kovalevsky has been practising for 35 years after being called to the Bar in 1983, taking silk two decades later. He will bring the firm’s partner […]

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