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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 […]


Faegre boosts German office with Heussen raid

US firm Faegre & Benson has ramped up its Frankfurt office with an eight-lawyer raid on German firm Heussen, leaving Heussen’s Frankfurt operation with just three lawyers. The hires include the head of the Frankfurt office and former managing director of Heussen Karl Walter. Georg-René Lubinski is the only remaining partner at Heussen’s Frankfurt office. Horst Daniel, executive […]

Appeal Court sets world freezing order rules

The Court of Appeal has outlined a set of guidelines on enforcing world freezing orders, or Mareva orders, after noting that no appeal court had dealt with them before. The eight rules will be referred to as the Dadourian Guidelines, named after Dadourian Group International, the successful respondent in the appeal. They can be found […]

CC raids Paul Hastings for US aircraft finance team

Clifford Chance has boosted the ranks of its US finance and restructuring groups with two lawyers from Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker. Paul Hastings partner John Howitt joins the New York office as a partner and he will lead the firm’s US aircraft finance practice. Ray Warman joins as counsel. Howitt’s experience encompasses a whole […]

Irwin Mitchell launches London family team with Kingsley hire

Irwin Mitchell is growing its family law team with the hire of Kingsley Napley partner Elizabeth Hicks. Hicks joins Irwin Mitchell at the start of May and will head up the firm’s London family practice, expanding it from its current presence in Leeds, Sheffield and Birmingham. She will be the firm’s fourth dedicated family law […]

Manches demands Gizmondo payment

Manches has launched a bid to recover more than £500,000 in unpaid fees for work carried out for bankrupt video games company Gizmondo Europe. Manches litigator Clive Zeitman has issued a High Court claim form demanding £551,329 from Carl Freer, Gizmondo’s chief executive. Gizmondo was owned by parent company Tiger Telematics until it was handed […]

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