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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.


CMS Hasche Sigle courts Norton Rose Cologne

Norton Rose’s Cologne office appears to be on the verge of joining CMS Hasche Sigle. It is understood that CMS Hasche Sigle is conducting due diligence on the office, the former Cologne branch of Gaedertz which joined Norton Rose in 2000. According to German legal magazine Juve, at this stage it is not clear if […]

Morgan Cole ponders Croydon fate as Rees quits

Morgan Cole is reviewing the viability of its Croydon office as news emerges that the firm’s head of employment has quit for Eversheds. In a shock move, Cardiff-based Anthony Rees, widely regarded as the figurehead of the employment practice and deeply loyal to Morgan Cole, resigned from the partnership on 17 September. No departure date […]

Charlie Wijeratna: London 2012

A host of City law firms are giving London’s Olympic bid their financial support. And it’s all thanks to London 2012 commercial and legal director Charlie Wijeratna. By Steve Hoare London 2012 is now a fully-fledged joint venture between the British Olympic Association, the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the Greater London […]

A genuinely moving story

Partners are often quirky, unpredictable creatures. Sometimes they can’t be beat for their loveliness, other times their behaviour just seems wrong. Take this sad story. Recently a partner (Tulkinghorn is unable to name him for fear of violence) en route by cab with his assistant to the Royal Courts of Justice, asked whether his underling […]

Good hearing

Tim Russell gives the lowdown on the forthcoming changes to employment tribunal regulation Change: humans do it to evolve, animals do it just to survive, companies do it to be successful and, unlike the criminal and civil courts, employment tribunals do it sitting down. Informal it may be, but after a significant overhaul of employment […]

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