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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 […]


Guilty until proven innocent – twice

After the introduction of a Criminal Justice (mode of trial) Bill set to remove the right to trial by jury, the Attorney General is suggesting the prosecution be allowed to appeal decisions to acquit defendants. Tom O’Sullivan discusses the arguments for the defence. The murders of Rachel Nickell and Stephen Lawrence have haunted the 1990s. […]

UK firms go for US-style bonuses to keep lawyers

Lawyers may claim not to be in it for the money but no-one would suggest that salaries do not matter at all. The astronomical salaries and meritocratic pay systems on offer at US firms have been a persistent lure for high-flying associates and young Turks from UK firms. And with no sign of such temptations […]

Dickinson Dees raids Eversheds

Newcastle practice Dickinson Dees has poached a senior PFI lawyer from Eversheds in a bid to widen the scope of its projects work. Iain Greenshields joins the firm from Eversheds in Newcastle. Greenshields specialises in local authority and education sector work. Dickinson Dees has previously concentrated on health projects but plans to broaden the types […]

Kingsley Napley goes corporate

Kingsley Napley is claiming its arrival as a “big player” on the commercial law scene after completing its first large-scale corporate deal since it merged with Walsh Lawson in March. It acted for the two principal shareholders of Pearl & Dean when its capital was acquired by Scottish Media Group last week in a deal […]

This week

The Chancery Bar Association lecture on Tuesday 15 June is on “Common sense and causing loss”. It is being given by a man ideally qualified to comment, Lord Hoffmann, who neglected to disclose his links with Amnesty International, an oversight which could have meant the case for Pinochet’s extradition was lost.

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