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A guide to preferences

By Simon Bonney A closer look at preferential transactions and creditors

Amendments to permitted development rights for new homes

On 1 August changes to the current permitted development regime will be introduced. These will assist in meeting housing demand, whilst ensuring that conversions to residential use provide adequate natural light.

The restructuring review 2020: Switzerland

In the latest issue of “The Restructuring Review”, Daniel Hayek and Mark Meili provide an overview of the special features of Swiss restructuring law, taking into account the latest legislative developments due to COVID-19.


Dentons grabs DJ Freemans defector

Denton Wilde Sapte has snapped up the latest in a string of DJ Freeman defectors, appointing partner James Pilgrim-Morris to its insurance team Pilgrim-Morris is an insurance litigator, with particular expertise in Lloyd’s work, reinsurance and product liability disputes. His departure will be a serious blow to DJ Freeman, which has seen a dramatic drop […]

Pilates error

Tulkinghorn was shocked to read in the gossip columns this week that the lovely German supermodel Claudia Schiffer was turned away from a pilates class. It seems that being a supermodel these days doesn’t have quite the same clout that it used to.But Tulkinghorn, who would hate to see Ms Schiffer disappointed, would like to […]

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?

Road to recovery

The corporate recovery sector is in a new phase of ‘rescue culture’. Victor Tettmar investigates

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