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A guide to preferences

By Simon Bonney A closer look at preferential transactions and creditors

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.


Terry returns to client work at Freshfields

Ian Terry is stepping down as managing partner of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer after over five years. Terry will return to the firm’s litigation department in the autumn.“I have spent five and a half years out of line and I think it is right for me to get back to client work,” he said.It is not […]

Accountancy tied firms run up combined UK income of £110m

The four accountancy-tied law firms now account for £110m worth of fee income in the UK. The two youngest practices – KPMG’s KLegal and Ernst & Young’s Tite & Lewis – have recorded huge growth in the past year. KLegal, which has now completed its second year, said income rose to £16.5m from £5m.Tite & […]

A court of our own

Commercial lawyers in Birmingham have had it with travelling up and down the M40. Fenella Quinn asks whether the UK's second city should have its own Commercial Court

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