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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 […]


A question of protection

The arrival of March brings with it the annual renewal season for barristers’ professional indemnity insurance. The General Council of the Bar of England and Wales requires every practising barrister to purchase insurance against claims made in respect of civil liability arising out of their practice. A minimum limit of £250,000 must be obtained by […]

Justice for all from a global courtroom

As it approaches its 50th anniversary, the World Court is busier than it has ever been. It recently finished hearing the biggest case in its history in which over 40 states provided written pleas and 24 gave oral testimony. The issue at stake was whether the use or threatened use of nuclear weapons violated international […]

Howard stands ground over asylum appeal

Judgment is currently pending in the case of Nigerian asylum seeker Ade Onibiyo, who is fighting a legal battle to remain in the UK as a political refugee. Home Secretary Michael Howard has ordered that Onibiyo, son of a Nigerian pro-democracy activist who “disappeared” after returning to Nigeria, is not entitled to UK asylum, a […]

In brief: Eversheds, Birmingham, pulls off CCT win

Eversheds’ Birmingham branch has won the competitive tender to act as solicitors and advocates to Shropshire County Council in its local minerals plan. The Eversheds planning and environmental team in Birmingham, which includes Rod Bull and Judith Damerell, will provide advice on the council’s quarrying plans, deal with negotiations and act as advocates at any […]

In brief: Law student not discriminated against

A student at the Inns of Court School of Law who complained of racial disadvantage had her appeal dismissed by Mr Justice Gage, acting as Visitor to the Inns of Court. Justice Gage felt the student’s failure was related to her failure to take advantage of academic assistance provided, rather than as a result of […]

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