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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.



Berwin Leighton advised fashion retailer Monsoon on its listing on the London Stock Exchange, valuing the company at £352m. Norton Rose advised the sponsors.

Local authorities gear up for new tendering regime

Uncertainties surround the introduction of the “best value’ replacement for compulsory competitive tendering. Some local government lawyers are, however, coming to grips with the issues, writes Guy Campos. Guy Campos is a freelance journalist. In December 1997, the London Borough of Camden learned that its pilot scheme to replace compulsory competitive tendering (CCT) with a […]

Fladgates bails out of Thames Valley

West End firm Fladgate Fielder is pulling out of the Thames Valley region by closing its Basingstoke office. The office, which opened in 1985, carried out property and corporate work the litigation department moved back to London three years ago and the firm claims it was having difficulty appointing suitably qualified assistants. The firm said […]

Jersey firm set for property boost

The property consultancy arm of leading Jersey firm Mourant du Feu & Jeune is set for a major boost following the launch of a joint venture with UK property consultancy giant Weatherall Green & Smith. In what is effectively a franchise operation, Mourant du Feu’s existing property company, Grenville Property Services (GPS), has negotiated to […]

Manchester's 40 King Street opens new premises in Leeds

Manchester set 40 King Street has opened premises in Leeds in a bid to tap into the city’s chancery and commercial work, much of which is still being sent down to London. Although some Manchester sets have annexes in Preston, it is thought to be the first time a set outside London has opened up […]

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