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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.


Top Irish practice opens second overseas office in California

A Leading Irish firm Matheson Ormsby Prentice has announced the opening of a second overseas office in Palo Alto, in the heart of America’s Silicon Valley. The office is staffed by senior associate Deirdre Dunne, and will be supported from Dublin by tax partner Liam Quirke and head of financial services David McGeough. Between them […]

In brief: Scottish merger could be on the cards

Brian Dorman, senior partner of Scotland’s Arthur Andersen associated firm Dorman Jeffrey & Co, has acknowledged that it would probably merge with its larger rival Dundas & Wilson if it also links up with the accountancy firm. Negotiations between Dundas & Wilson and Arthur Andersen over a possible association were revealed in The Lawyer last […]

Educational needs come first

Roger Pearson looks at the decision in the Beth Tandy case, which should protect all those who need to be educated at home.The decision of Mr Justice Keene at the High Court on 23 April was without doubt a major victory for the educational needs of 15-year-old Beth Tandy. The judge held that East Sussex […]

In brief: College of Law gets OU accreditation

Qualifications obtained by students at the College of Law can now count towards an Open University degree. The College of Law has been accredited by the university as a provider of courses leading to a degree. Roger Earis, director of academic studies, said the college had taken a step towards providing general degrees.

Working out of law: Clive Anderson

Clive Anderson is a balding barrister and TV superstar. Why did you choose to study law/become a lawyer? Poor prospects as a professional footballer. Has it helped in your current role in other areas? Combined with my hairline it has helped journalists to describe me as the “balding barrister” or the “babbling brief”. It has […]

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