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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.



Howes Percival has all the new blood it needs to keep on growing Regional firm Howes Percival has had its contracts renewed for the Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI) director’s disqualification work (The Lawyer, 1 April). It will carry out all the Anglian work and share half of the London work with ASB Law. […]

Cooley Godward eyes up Bird & Bird for UK merger

US West Coast firm Cooley Godward is closing in on Bird & Bird The US firm is testing the water for future merger talks through ongoing referral work, according to a source close to the firm.The two firms have been working together since last summer, and Cooley is considering its international expansion strategies.The firm has […]

Charles Russell takes on property consultant

Charles Russell has taken the innovative step of hiring a property buying consultant to work in its private property practice, headed by Ian Cooke Richard Crosthwaite has joined from property agent Knight Frank, where he was head of the West End residential office. The hire is aimed at helping high net worth individuals navigate the […]

Nabarros teams with Essex County Council

Essex County Council’s legal services team has chosen Nabarro Nathanson to take on a new partnering role, following a rigorous tendering procedure Nabarros has been invited to enter into a partnership with the council to share information and experience, including specialist legal expertise, training and IT.The firm also gains preferred supplier status as part of […]


Jones Day handles Aventis Animal sale to CVC Capital Jones Day Reavis & Pogue has advised long-term client Aventis on the disposal of Aventis Animal Nutrition opposite a combined effort by Sullivan & Cromwell and Clifford Chance for purchaser CVC Capital Partners. Aventis has sold off the business as part of its plans to pare […]

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