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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.


Bradford & Bingley reveals new panel

Hammond Suddards, Addleshaw Booth & Co and Kennedys are the victors in Bradford & Bingley’s bulk work panel cull. The cull, by the UK’s second-largest building society, which is also in the process of converting to a bank, was far more extreme than was expected. Last February, Bradford & Bingley announced plans to cut the […]

Norton Rose acts in £1bn Citigroup call

Norton Rose is teaming up with US firm Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom to complete Citigroup’s billion pound takeover of Schroders’ investment arm. The UK firm won a place advising on the £1.35bn acquisition through a recommendation from US counsel Skadden Arps. Usually, Citigroup uses Freshfields and Clifford Chance for major deals in the […]


Norton Rose advised HSBC Investment Bank on a one for four rights issue by Minerva to raise £71m. The funds will allow Minerva to finance the proposed £101.4m purchase of The Criterion in London. The rights issue was fully underwritten by HSBC

Freeths hires barrister for medico team

Freeth Cartwright Hunt Dicken has taken on a City barrister as partners try to set up a one-stop-shop for medical negligence clients. John Gordon left the chambers of Kieran Coonan QC at 6 Pump Court to advise the Midlands firm. His appointment represents the 45-partner firm’s bid to beef-up its medico-legal department. He has 10 […]

Litigation Personal Injury 24/1/00

John Langan (suing on his own behalf and as personal representative of the estate of Maureen Deidre Langan deceased) v Ministry of Defence QBD (Buckley J) 29 November 1999 Claimant: Widower of the deceased who died on 26 February 1988 aged 35. Incident: Maureen Langan attended a military hospital in West Germany in July 1987 […]

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