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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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Shoosmiths PEP hits £465,000 in 2019/20 financials

Shoosmiths saw a 12 per cent rise in revenue in its most recent financial year, with the UK national firm’s turnover exceeding £150m in the last 12 months. As one of the few firms to have declared its financials for 2019/20, Shoosmiths announced a turnover of £154.2m for the year-end of April 2020, representing a […]

Shearman adds to arbitration arsenal with Bird & Bird hire

Shearman & Sterling has snagged an arbitration partner from Bird & Bird in London. Garreth Wong joins the US firm after seven years at Bird & Bird. He joined in 2013 and was made partner in 2014. Prior to that, he was a barrister at Matrix Chambers before moving to private practice. He spent time […]

Burges Salmon holds back distributions until firm hits budget

Burges Salmon is holding off from distributing its profit distributions to partners and has decreased its monthly drawings, part of a new set of measures put forward by the business. The firm has decided it will only pay quarterly profit distributions to partners if its financial results hit its yearly budget. The firm’s Q1 dividend […]

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