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Permission in principle – growth, renewal, protect

The biggest shake up of the planning system since 1947 continues apace with the announcement, on 2 August, of government plans to create an automatic green light for development within specifically designated areas of the country.

Setting aside company transactions involving Jersey, Guernsey and BVI companies

Financial pressure can change perspectives on transactions – whether through the lens of an insolvent winding up, in the context of a counterparty or related interested party exploring ways in which they might unravel a transaction, or a new board considering whether a company can extricate itself from contractual arrangements that appear to have been subject to a conflict of interest or which were for an improper purpose.

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Sporting lawyers added to SDRP board

The Sports Dispute Resolution Panel (SDRP) appointed four independent directors to its management board today (29 June). Peter Crystal, Memery Crystal’s founder and corporate finance and sports partner, joins as a non-executive director after fending off 100 rivals for the position. Former Lovells partner Ros Reston and Clarke Willmottsports partner Trevor Watkins will also be […]

Maclays pleased with 12 per cent growth

Maclay Murray & Spens has unveiled significant increases in both turnover and profit in its annual results for 2006/07. Turnover at the 72-partner firm rose 12 per cent to £54.3m, up from last year’s record £48.3m. Average profit per equity partner (PEP) is yet to be finalised but is expected to be around £315,000, also […]

Lovells wins BNP Paribas court action

Lovells has won a victory for BNP Paribas by defending a discrimination case brought against the bank by former employee Katharina Tofeji. Tofeji alleged that, following the birth of her daughter, BNP Paribas made it difficult for her to return to work part time. The Employment Tribunal dismissed Tofeji’s claims, which included direct and indirect […]

Links’ silver lining

Clifford Chance can breathe again. Linklaters hasn’t caught up. Clifford Chance can breathe again. Linklaters hasn’t caught up. After scrutiny by the firm’s audit committee on Monday 2 July, Linklaters was finally ready to reveal its year-end figures. See story. And they’re good, of course. Profit per equity partner is up by nearly 22 per […]

Eversheds solicitor bags pharma role

Veterinary pharmaceuticals and services company Dechra Pharmaceuticals has hired Zoe Bamford as its company secretary following the retirement of current company secretary Stephen Whitehouse. Bamford, who will take on the role on 2 July, joins the company from city firm Eversheds where she was a solicitor in the company secretarial unit. Dechra’s chief executive Ian […]

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