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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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Hill Dickinson apes DLA in brand drive

Hill Dickinson senior partner David Wareing has launched a firmwide consultation process in a bid to create a “defineable” brand “like DLA Piper”. Hill Dickinson’s management has embarked on a three-year plan with the aim of pushing the firm’s bottom line back up to 2007-08 ­levels. It has launched the consultation process among partners in […]

HIGHLIGHTS: The Lawyer Debate No 5: Direct access to the Bar

As in-house counsel look to cut costs, the lower overheads associated with going straight to a barrister look increasingly attractive. At the fifth in The Lawyer’s debate series last week, a panel chaired by Bar Council chair Peter Lodder QC discussed the major issues of direct access to the bar. As well as cost, the […]

Proskauer bolsters Hong Kong presence with launch of Beijing office

US firm Proskauer Rose has launched a representative office in Beijing, three years after announcing its intention to open in the Chinese capital. The New York-headquartered firm first entered Asia in 2008 with the launch of an office in Hong Kong (9 September 2008). The Beijing office, its second in Asia and 13th worldwide, currently […]

Sports bodies team up to seek 10-firm roster

The UK’s top sporting bodies have come together to establish a panel of firms to provide legal services to national governing sports organisations. Sport England, the Sport and Recreation Alliance, Sport Wales and UK Sport have joined forces and put out a tender to find 10 law firms for a panel that can advise the […]

Ex-Bradford & Bingley legal chief takes on new role at Leeds Building Society

Leeds Building Society has installed Bradford & Bingley’s former legal chief as head of legal services. Paul Jordan, who has 20 years’ experience in retail financial services and was head of legal at Bradford and Bingley for 10 years, takes over from Andrew Greenwood, who was acting as an interim head of legal services in […]

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