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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 […]


Ex-A&O pair launches mentoring company

Lawyer coaching company Outside Insight has launched, with the former head of legal at ABN Amro Laurie Adams and former Allen & Overy (A&O) partner Jeremy Thomas at the helm. The company offers mentoring to lawyers on their careers and on how to cope with problems in day-to-day work. Thomas was a partner at A&O […]

ASB Law shrinks hours targets

ASB Law has reduced the number of chargeable hours expected of its partners as part of a review aimed at boosting its depressed revenue. In the 2005-06 financial year the firm’s gross fees dropped by a little more than 3 per cent to £17.6m, falling by a further 3 per cent in the 2006-07 period. […]


Freeth Cartwright has hired Peter Hanson as a partner in its commercial property team. Hanson joins from Davies Arnold Cooper, where he was an equity partner. Commercial law firm Beachcroft has appointed Anne Harrison as an associate (barrister) in its Bristol-based real estate team. Harrison joins from the Environment Agency, where she was in-house counsel. […]

Kate Jarvis: O2

The fight against ‘slamming’ is just one challenge O2 chief legal counsel Kate Jarvis has to take on in the ever-evolving telecoms sector. By Malar Velaigam Kate Jarvis’s claim to fame could be her moments spent dancing with actor David Hasselhoff at a convention for Swiss children’s television series Pingu in Switzerland, but she is […]

Fox Williams nets AIM specialists

Fox Williams has raided Canadian firm McCarthy Tétrault for a three-lawyer team to create a dedicated AIM group within its corporate practice. Corporate finance partner Richie Clark leaves McCarthy after six years to join Fox Williams, bringing with him corporate associates James Channo and Claire Price. Clark alone has guided clients on more than 40 […]

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