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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.


Footy makes me sick

The World Cup is officially the new Christmas, thanks to Kendall Freeman. Last Monday (5 June), the firm’s employment team churned out some blurb headed “Managing ‘sickies’ during the World Cup madness”. The blatant plug for the firm, issued just four days before the tournament began, was the summer equivalent of the annual missive that […]

Bakers downs tools to lead Fantasy Football

As for that fantasy football, Tulkinghorn is pleased to reveal the leaders following completion of the first round of games. Gavin McPherson, an avid reader of The Lawyer from Welsh firm George & D’Ambra Solicitors, is leading the pack with 38 points so far. 38 points?? That makes Tulkinghorn’s 11 seem downright ordinary! Remind me, […]

Linklaters, Freshfields trail as Slaughters maintains its status as FTSE100 darling

Linklaters, Freshfields trail as Slaughters maintains its status as FTSE100 darling” />M&A powerhouse Slaughter and May is still king of the FTSE100, according to research conducted by Hemscott Group. Slaughters, which topped the Hemscott adviser rankings for the second quarter of 2006, acts for 29 FTSE100 clients, including British Airways, Diageo, Royal Dutch Shell and […]

Former Andersen group Taxand expands

Taxand Global Alliance, the network of independent tax firms born from the ashes of Andersen Legal, has signed up eight new firms. The group has signed up new members in Canada, China, Cyprus, Norway, Romania, Portugal, Colombia, and Peru. Taxand was launched 15 months ago in March 2005. “Taxand’s remarkable growth has exceeded our highest […]

The electronic avenue

The storage capacity of modern electronic equipment provides investigators with the ideal starting place in their search for evidence. Sanjay Bhandari and Georgina Lewis report Anyone investigating wrongdoing may be faced with a mass of potentially relevant information stored on electronic media. The trick for the lawyer is being able to navigate that maze quickly […]

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