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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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Firms celebrate completion of RBS-ABN

The Royal Bank of Scotland’s (RBS) €71bn acquisition of Dutch bank ABN Amro has been declared unconditional, making history with one of the largest ever bank takeovers. The RBS consortium, consisting of Belgo Dutch Fortis Bank and Spanish Banco Santander, beat Barclays, which made its original £80bn bid for the bank in March this year. […]

Don’t live a lie

With a bit of creative editing a job applicant’s CV you can be upgraded from mediocre A-levels to A grades. So what can an employer do to detect those who distort the facts? You were a little lazy at school and not much of a joiner, but never mind: with a bit of creative editing […]

Freshfields threatens Bloxham appeal with potential £100K costs

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is deciding whether to pursue costs against Peter Bloxham, its former partner who lost a £4.5m age discrimination claim against the firm last week (www.thelawyer. com, 10 October). Freshfields told The Lawyer that it is seeking legal advice from Lewis Silkin on the matter. A source close to the case said that […]

Addleshaws adopts mentoring scheme

Addleshaw Goddard has launched a mentoring scheme as part of its alternative career path alongside the new position of managing associate. The scheme sees partners from all practice areas and the firm’s offices in Leeds, London and Manchester guiding associates to promotion. Last month the firm launched the initiative, with 134 associates being promoted on […]

Reed Smith UK chief steps down in overhaul

Reed Smith UK chief steps down in overhaul” />Reed Smith Richards Butler has restructured its UK management team, with UK managing partner Tim Foster stepping down from the role. Foster, who remains with the firm, will oversee its relocation to the Broadgate Tower and will also take on a higher level of fee-earning work. The […]

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