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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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Comparison of trust laws: Bermuda, British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands

This Memorandum has been prepared for the assistance of anyone who is considering establishing a trust under the laws of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands or the Cayman Islands. It deals in broad terms with the requirements of the respective laws. It is not intended to be exhaustive but merely to provide general information to our clients […]

Brick Court silk instructed on Tobin tax challenge

Brick Court Chambers’ Mark Hoskins QC has been instructed to mount a challenge against the financial transactions tax, known as the Tobin tax, that is to be adopted by 11 EU states. The UK had until last Thursday to launch a case against the EU-wide initiative that has already been given the backing of Germany, […]

Shoosmiths announces 2013 promotions

Six new partners are among 22 promotions at Shoosmiths. The partners are joined in the law firm’s 2013 round by 16 new senior associates. The new partners are Helen Burgess and Stuart Lawrenson (both employment), Paul Kirkpatrick (commercial litigation), Karen Procter (corporate), Phil Ryan (regulatory) and James Wynne (real estate). The new senior associates are […]

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Dentons added as Network Rail shrinks full-service legal panel

Network Rail has cut its core legal panel from 12 firms to five following a review that has seen Dentons win a new spot on the roster. The revamped full-service adviser list comprises existing panellists Addleshaw Goddard, Bond Pearce (Bond Dickinson from 1 May) and Eversheds, as well as Maclay Murray & Spens for Scottish […]

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