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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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In brief: Lowe gets Society's seal of approval

Veronica Lowe’s record as head of the beleaguered Solicitors Complaints Bureau was applauded by the Law Society Council on Thursday. Lowe stood down from her post as head of the bureau at the end of October and will leave the Law Society at the end of the year. Paul Pharaoh, chair of the adjudication and […]

Australian practice seeks associate to boost London work

AUSTRALIAN law firm Minter Ellison has cast a net over the London market in an effort to recruit a senior associate to its UK practice. The firm, which has operated a London office for more than 20 years, is replacing Stephen Britt who leaves at the end of the year to become an in-house lawyer […]

Firm takes first steps down investment road

Maidstone firm Whitehead Monckton has set up an investment management department. The 14-partner firm has hired an ex-stockbroker as director of investment services and an operations manager to man the department. It has also become a member of the Association of Solicitor Investment Managers (Asim). Richard Lewis joins the firm from Edinburgh Fund Managers where […]

Caution urged over financial moves

John Malpas reports CHAMBERS are being warned to ignore approaches by financial advisers in search of joint ventures which would break professional rules. The warning appears in December’s issue of Bar News, the Bar Council’s newssheet. It says a number of chambers have been approached by advisers suggesting they can team up to arrange structured […]

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