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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 […]



Addleshaws cuts fee-earners as profits rise 30 per cent

Addleshaw Goddard is cutting around 24 fee-earners across its offices in a bid to combat low attrition as the firm posts a 30 per cent rise in profit. Addleshaws said it had begun a redundancy consultation to, “rebalance the mix and skills and experience across each UK office” as attrition among senior fee earners drops. […]


Shoosmiths merges with Edinburgh’s Archibald Campbell

Shoosmiths is merging with Edinburgh’s Archibald Campbell & Harley – the latest in a string of tie-ups between national and Scottish firms. Shoosmiths is merging with Edinburgh’s Archibald Campbell & Harley – the latest in a string of tie-ups between national and Scottish firms. The bolt-on will gift Shoosmiths its first office in Scotland and […]

Steve Davis

Former Dewey chair hires Spitzer’s PR to handle media enquiries

Former Dewey & LeBoeuf chairman Steve Davis has hired disgraced former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer’s PR adviser as media attention on the US firm’s former boss persists. Davis, who was ousted from the senior role in April after the Manhattan district attorney’s office launched a criminal investigation into his conduct, has turned to New […]


Borough of Islington secures order to evict Occupy protest

Protesters at the “Occupy” camp in Finsbury Square on the edge of the City’s financial centre were evicted in the early hours of this morning after the Master of the Rolls refused them permission to appeal. Mr Justice Hickinbottom had given a summary determination of proceedings against the protesters on 1 June 2012 at the […]

LSB chairman: it’s not all about ABS

The chairman of the Legal Services Board said he is “satisfied” at the speed with which it has implemented alternative business structures (ABS) in its first three years. In the LSB’s annual report for 2011-12, David Edmonds defended his organisation against its critics, saying it is not simply the “ABS Implementation Board” and has a […]

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