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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 […]


Young barristers decline to go for posts as judicial assistants

Letters encouraging young barristers to apply for 12 new judicial assistant posts have been circulated to all chambers by the Bar Council, due to a shortage of applications. Nominations for 12 young barristers and solicitors to assist Court of Appeal Judges in clearing the backlog of cases have to be submitted to the Lord Chancellor’s […]

In brief: Slaughter and May

In a recent issue, we said that Slaughter and May closed down in Tokyo due to problems with the local Bar. The firm has asked us to point out that this is not true and they in fact closed down for strategic reasons.

Conference speakers take a big bite out Apil

As the opening of a conference, Association of Personal Injury Lawyers president Caroline Harmer’s production was something of a surprise. It featured a journalist, a client and a consumer representative getting up and, in effect, telling a stony-faced gathering of 350 Apil members what an ethically dubious bunch they were. “Of all areas of law, […]


Bird & Bird acted for Fairhold Homes in its acquisition of £10.7m worth of freehold interests in house managers flat rentals from McCarthy & Stone. Fairhold was funded by the GiroCredit Bank which was advised by Davis Arnold Cooper. Travers Smith Braithwaite advised McCarthy & Stone.

Project finance

McKenna & Co acted for Fibrowatt Thetford on raising £69m of equity and debt financing for the construction of a chicken litter-fuelled power station near Thetford

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