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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.


The Lawyer Inquiry: Dinah Spence

Dinah Spence was born in 1970 in Northallerton, North Yorks. She is a solicitor with Charles Russell. What subject(s) did you fail at school? Latin. What was your first job? Sales assistant in children’s clothes at Woolies. What was your first ever salary as a lawyer? £14,000. What would you have done if you hadn’t […]

Technology, Media and Telecommunications

Masons acted on the launch of free internet service provider, Totalise. The Masons team consisted of corporate partners Russell Booker and Victor Hawrych with data protection partner Shelagh Gaskill, IT assistant Gillian Bull, and corporate assistants Michael Radford and Andrew Wood.

It's been a good week for…

Former friends of Jonathan Aitken, who can breath easily knowing that correspondence with the disgraced and bankrupt former cabinet minister cannot be sold to the media by trustees. Aitken is currently serving an 18-month sentence for perjury after the collapse of his libel case against The Guardian and Granada Television which had investigated his dealings […]

Wilson Sonsini shocked as partner defects to Davis Polk & Wardwell

A leading technology partner at Silicon Valley’s largest law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has been poached by New York giantsDavis Polk & Wardwell. Davis Polk’s international presence is said to have been the bait which lured Francis Currie away from the Wilson Sonsini where he has been a partner since 1984. For the […]

Scuffle of the week

Jack Straw and ‘so-called civil liberties lawyers’. The Home Secretary this week moved his attack from the people who clean BMW windscreens at traffic lights to those who drive them. In a speech to the Police Superintendents’ Association, Straw accused lawyers of “‘running a campaign’ against his plans for anti-social behaviour orders. ‘They represent the […]

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