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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 […]

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Linklaters celebrates £1bn pub chain buy

Linklaters and Travers Smith Braithwaite are dining out on the £1bn sale of Greenalls’ pub and restaurant division to Scottish & Newcastle. The £1.135bn transaction was completed last week and involved the sale of 531 managed pubs, including the Squares chain, 234 pub restaurants and 61 budget lodges. A further 19 development sites were also […]

Camelot Group Plc

Camelot Group is about to embark on yet another period of intense public scrutiny. In August, the Post Office paid £20m for a 20 per cent share in the heavily regulated lottery operator. It was anticipated that the acquisition would cement a joint bid to operate the National Lottery under a new license in 2001. […]

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 […]

Litigation Personal Injury 20/9/99

Susan Perry v Salford and Trafford Health Authority (1999) QBD (HH Judge Peter Baker) 19 August 1999 Claimant: Female, 35 years old at date of accident; 40 years old at date of settlement. Incident: The claimant, a 40-year-old woman, who suffered from severe learning difficulties and some degree of physical disability, was resident in a […]

Brothers row over house value

A family battle over the value of a house in Lewes, East Sussex, is threatening to block sale of the property. Now the dispute is heading for the High Court. Brothers Graham and Christopher Chaplin want to sell their late mother’s house for £230,000, but the other brother, John, argues that the property is worth […]

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