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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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This week we’re all talking about…Macca v Mucca

This week, today and yesterday, all of Sir Paul McCartney’s troubles seemed so far away and now it looks as though they are here to stay… Well, maybe. Perhaps it is a strange twist of fate or maybe the listings clerk in the High Court’s family division has a warped sense of humour, but two […]

Wanted: 21 new High Court judges

The Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) is kick-starting the search for 21 new High Court judges tomorrow (12 February). The competition, which is the first under new procedures, is looking for six new Chancery judges and 15 for the Queen’s Bench Division (QBD). Under the reformed procedures, successful candidates are guaranteed appointments to the bench once […]

Solicitor accused of stealing £1m

McGoldricks name partner Thomas McGoldrick was accused of stealing more than a million pounds from a disabled client, a court heard yesterday (14 February). Altrincham and Croydon-based law firm McGoldricks name partner Thomas McGoldrick was accused in court yesterday (14 Ferbruary) of stealing more than a million pounds from a disabled client. McGoldrick, who is […]

Four men went to sue

Four men went to sue08-Feb-2008When news filtered through that LG was taking a four-lawyer team from the London office of Dorsey & Whitney, the immediate reaction was “poor old Dorsey, not another raid”, but that’s not really the case this time. When news filtered through that LG was taking a four-lawyer team from the London […]

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