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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 […]


In-house legal teams choose The Lawyer

The Lawyer is the undisputed publication of choice for in-house lawyers. In a Garfield Robbins survey of 3,000 in-house counsel – the biggest of its kind – The Lawyer emerged as the clear market leader, polling 89 per cent.Editor Catrin Griffiths said: “We have always put coverage of in-house legal issues at the heart of […]

The corporate adventure

Midlands firms can't rest on their laurels following the glut of flotation work, with City firms still ruling the roost. Ronan Hughes reports on the drive for corporate venture work

A novel approach

Being part of Penguin Group’s in-house team is a book lover’s paradise, and with libel cases, acquisitions and relocations to deal with, it’s probably a lawyer’s dream too. Kathryn Hobbs reports Helena Peacock, legal director and company secretary for the Penguin Group, is a woman who is clearly very happy with her lot. Working for […]

Thomas Eggar raids Downs after merger talks collapse

South East-based firm Thomas Eggar Church Adams has lured four from Surrey-based Downs, following failed merger talks. Chris Elias, David Freeman, Iain MacLeod and Rosanne Baker joined the five-office firm, having met through the negotiations.Elias and Freeman specialise in private client and property work for overseas clients and will be based in London. The other […]

Real estate

Think property practices in the South West and the top dogs, Burges Salmon and Osborne Clarke, are probably the first to spring to mind. Both firms cleaned up nicely out of Eversheds’ Bristol U-turn earlier this year – Burges Salmon gained property and finance litigator Peter Morris, while Osborne Clarke added a new dimension to […]

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