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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.



BLP partner exits continue as IT chief moves to Mishcon

The longstanding head of Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP)’s information law unit, Adam Rose, has left the firm for Mishcon de Reya. Rose leaves BLP after 23 years with the firm, having joined in 1990 and become a partner seven years later. As well as heading the information law arm Rose also led BLP’s work with Iberian […]

Roythornes improves performance monitoring and business agility with QlikView Business Discovery

Leading solicitors Roythornes has chosen the QlikView Business Discovery platform from IT specialist Informance to help the firm improve the speed and quality of its management information and use business discovery technology to communicate the firm’s key performance indicators (KPI’s) with real impact. With QlikView, Roythornes is able to analyse its business information accurately and […]

Ince & Co appoints new partner to boost its shipping, energy and offshore efforts in UAE

Ince & Co has announced that it has bolstered its Dubai office with the appointment of Rania Tadros as a partner. Tadros, who moves from the firm’s London office, strengthens Ince’s shipping and energy and offshore capabilities in the United Arab Emirates. A fluent Arabic speaker, Tadros has extensive commercial transactional, arbitration and litigation experience within the […]

Hong Kong

Job Watch: Hong Kong

Addleshaw Goddard, US leviathan Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, and top Korean firm Kim & Chang are among the many international practices to have set up shop in Hong Kong over the past year. At first glance, the influx of firms suggests that business is booming in the region. However, according to recruiters, job seekers […]


2018: The voice of in-house counsel

Prediction: Clients will require law firms to field professional project managers as a service norm. Costs management, both in litigation and non-contentious work, will rise to the top of the in-house agenda. With multiple methods of charging clients will start to invest in systems that track and manage costs. In turn, law firms will have […]

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