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Permission in principle – growth, renewal, protect

The biggest shake up of the planning system since 1947 continues apace with the announcement, on 2 August, of government plans to create an automatic green light for development within specifically designated areas of the country.

Setting aside company transactions involving Jersey, Guernsey and BVI companies

Financial pressure can change perspectives on transactions – whether through the lens of an insolvent winding up, in the context of a counterparty or related interested party exploring ways in which they might unravel a transaction, or a new board considering whether a company can extricate itself from contractual arrangements that appear to have been subject to a conflict of interest or which were for an improper purpose.

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Romanian trip

* Ten Romanian law students have just spent three weeks in London on a legal education trip funded by the Know-How fund. The students, who spent a week’s work experience in London law firms and chambers on an exchange organised by the European Law Students Association, were guests of the London Young Solicitors Group and […]

Study in Hong Kong

* The Hong Kong government is offering places to Chinese lawyers to study common law in Hong Kong. The courses will last one year and will be offered at one of Hong Kong’s tertiary institutions. They will include a work placement in a government department.

Hong Kong partners go separate ways

FIVE of Hong Kong firm Hampton Winter and Glynn’s 11 partners have left or are currently in the process of leaving the practice. The firm, which lost its two shipping partners Nicholas Mallard and Nigel Binnersley to London firm Hill Taylor Dickinson, has lost senior commercial partner Tim Gallie. Also leaving the firm is partner […]

The Lawyer Inquiry: Kevin Greene

Observers prepared to watch a battle for supremacy when Nabarros set up in Sheffield. But the firm refused to play. When Nabarro Nathanson rode into town four years ago, Sheffield’s big guns prepared for a legal showdown. “When Nabarros arrived we had to reposition ourselves,” admits Dibb Lupton Alsop regional managing partner Paul Firth. The […]

Scots 'inner sanctum' develops legal package

Six Scottish law firms worked with IT supplier CB Business Systems to launch a new specialist software package for the profession. For the past 18 months the group of firms, called the ‘inner sanctum’, has collaborated with CB in the development of the Signet 2000 package. This is the first time a computer company has […]

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