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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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European Legal Summit names key speaker

Goldman Sachs managing director David Walton will deliver the keynote address at this year’s European Legal Summit. The Lawyer’s annual event for in-house lawyers will be held in Rome on 11-13 November. The 2003 summit was attended by more than 180 delegates, extended to around 225 this year. Attendance at this event is worth 10 […]

Burges Salmon reports 10 per cent profit rise

Bristol’s Burges Salmon has reported solid figures for the 2003-04 financial year, with profits up 10 per cent. Turnover was up 15.6 per cent to £42.2m from £36.5m, and average profit per equity partner rose by just over 11 per cent to £335,000. First revealed on www.thelawyer.com 7 July

Weil Gotshal opens in China with CC hire

Weil Gotshal & Manges has joined the growing throng of US firms targeting China by opening a new office in Shanghai. The firm, which has been scouting out the region for a number of months, obtained its license to open the office, which took place on 7 July, from the Ministry of Justice of the […]

New lawyers hit by upturn in PC fee

New solicitors will now be expected to stump up an additional £40 for their practising certificates after the Law Society readjusted their budget for the current financial year. The practice certificate fee will rise by 5 per cent to £830, because of new items which the Law Society Council says: “..which were not known at […]

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