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A fast-track for beautiful developments?

The Government has published its long-awaited white paper on planning reform, which seeks views on 24 proposals. In this legal insight we look at the key areas that have been targeted for reform.

Cayman Islands administrative fines regime for insurance licensees

By Rob Humphries The Monetary Authority (Administrative Fines) (Amendment) Regulations, 2020 (the “Amendment Regulations”) came into force on 26 June 2020. The Amendment Regulations serve to amend Schedule 1 of the Monetary Authority (Administrative Fines) Regulations (2019 Revision) (the “Fines Regulations”) and extend the scope of the fines which may be levied by the Cayman […]

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UK software makes debut at OJ trial

DEFENCE lawyers acting for American actor/footballer OJ Simpson are to use British legal software in the highly publicised murder trial starting at the end of the month. LiveNote, a computer-aided transcription system produced by Smith Bernal, was selected by the trial consultant to OJ Simpson’s lawyers, Robert Shapiro and F Lee Bailey. The UK product, […]

IT in firms

Bolton firm Keogh Ritson has placed a repeat order with Sanderson GA for extra modules as part of the Qnix set up. The modules ordered include: client accounts, time recording, pay roll, and purchase and nominal ledger. Manchester firm Joan Ferguson & Co is the latest to buy a system from Quill Computer Systems. The […]

Ex-BP Walder picks up his wings at BA

FORMER British Petroleum legal chief Ken Walder has taken charge of British Airways’ in-house department. Walder, a barrister, has been appointed legal director in place of Mervyn Walker who is now the director of purchasing and supply. Walder also takes over as secretary from Gail Redwood who, at her own request, is resuming her role […]

No longer a state of emergency?

A study of the use and effect of emergency provisions in Ulster will make fascinating reading for lawyers and civil libertarians. The most interesting are the Diplock courts and suspended right to silence. The late Lord Diplock’s commission led to the non-jury Diplock court in the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1973, in response to […]

Flotations

Mosaic Investments was advised by Travers Smith Braithwaite regarding the u12m flotation of its subsidiary Copyright Promotions Group

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