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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.


Deals summary

Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw (Iain Thomas, James Dodsworth) advised Redman Heenan Properties, a subsidiary of St Mowden Properties, and Eversheds (Sarah Hubbard) advised Marconi on matters including the disposal of their interests in a site at Elstree Way, Borehamwood, as part of a multimillion-pound restructuring of interests. Berwin Leighton Paisner (Peter Rudolf, Amanda Beattie) […]

Walking Sense

It has reached Tulkinghorn’s ears that a group of 53 Wragge & Co lawyers, and their families and friends made a bizarre personal tribute to 1960s musical The Sound of Music recently. Led by incumbent senior partner John Crabtree, the group took part in a Traverse the Alps Challenge. But before you fear for their […]

A law unto itself

One of London's top commercial silks is at the centre of a row over the Blair Government's criminal justice reforms. Jon Robins asks: is Charles Falconer about to make enemies?

Lawyers' pain threshold

Tulkinghorn was interested to note that Linklaters head of corporate David Cheyne’s sympathetic approach to billing clients is inspiring parts of the legal profession Cheyne would not expect to reach. In The Lawyer on 22 July, Cheyne admitted that when clients’ initial public offerings are aborted, he will “share their pain” and give them a […]

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