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Permission in principle – growth, renewal, protect

The biggest shake up of the planning system since 1947 continues apace with the announcement, on 2 August, of government plans to create an automatic green light for development within specifically designated areas of the country.

Setting aside company transactions involving Jersey, Guernsey and BVI companies

Financial pressure can change perspectives on transactions – whether through the lens of an insolvent winding up, in the context of a counterparty or related interested party exploring ways in which they might unravel a transaction, or a new board considering whether a company can extricate itself from contractual arrangements that appear to have been subject to a conflict of interest or which were for an improper purpose.

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CC offloads spare room to KPMG

Clifford Chance is set to boost its coffers by almost £4m in the 2009-10 financial year by subletting three and a half floors of its Canary Wharf office to KPMG. Clifford Chance is set to boost its coffers by almost £4m ;in ;the ;2009-10 ­financial year by subletting three and a half floors of its Canary Wharf office […]

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Burges Salmon set for India, China advance

Burges Salmon is ­focusing on India and China as part of a push to expand its ‘better friends’ network into emerging markets. Burges Salmon set for India, China advance” />Burges ;Salmon ;is ­focusing on India and China as part of a push to expand its ‘better friends’ network into emerging markets. The Bristol-headquartered firm has already ­chosen […]

Ward Hadaway lures Addleshaws partner

Ward Hadaway has ­continued recruiting for its fledgling Leeds office with the hire of a senior property litigation partner from Addleshaw Goddard. Ward ;Hadaway ;has ­continued recruiting for its fledgling Leeds office with the hire of a senior property litigation partner from Addleshaw Goddard. Philip O’Loughlin established the property litigation team at Addleshaws, where he was a […]

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Michael Wachtel, Watson Farley & Williams

If you were stranded on a desert island, what two luxury items would you take?Cold beer and suntan oil. What was your first-ever job?I actually had three ­simultaneous first jobs: delivering papers before school, washing dishes in my lunch hour and ­cleaning a garage forecourt after school. Far more lucrative than homework. What was your […]

Muckle hit by 33 per cent PEP decrease

Average profit per equity partner (PEP) at Newcastle firm Muckle dropped by a third in the 2007-08 ­financial year, the firm’s LLP results have revealed. Muckle has traditionally declined to comment on its financial performance, but the firm’s LLP filing for the year ended 6 April 2008 reveals that PEP fell to £158,000 at the […]

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