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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 […]


South Africa’s largest firm wins clearance for its merger

The South African Competition Commission has given the merger between leading South African firms Edward Nathan and Sonnenberg Hoffmann Galombik (SHG) the green light. The 100-lawyer Edward Nathan and 190-lawyer SHG announced their intention to merge in June, in a move that will create the largest firm in Africa by size. The firms said in […]

Lovells loses second partner in a week

West Coast US firm O’Melveny & Myers has raided Lovells for a new corporate partner. Shanghai-based partner Colin Law is leaving the City-based firm to join O’Melveny on 18 September. Law is the second partner to quit Lovells this week. As first reported on on Tuesday (29 August) the firm announced the departure of […]

Sports boutique attacks Mail over Rooney allegations

Sports boutique Max Bitel Greene has launched a High Court defamation claim against Associated Newspapers on behalf of Everton Football Club manager David Moyes. Partner Mel Goldberg is acting for Moyes and filed the claim yesterday in the High Court. Moyes is claiming damages of £200,000. Moyes is suing the Daily Mail for defamation over […]

Cable & Wireless set to cut legal panel

Cable & Wireless is looking to slash the number of law firms it uses as part of a company-wide reorganisation and profit drive. Group general counsel Nick Cooper has told The Lawyer he intends to get a grip on legal expenditure. “We will have a more cost-conscious business and this means everything including greater control […]

Maitland takes 7 Bedford Row chief executive

Maitland Chambers has poached 7 Bedford Row’s Robert Graham-Campbell to be its new chief executive. Graham-Campbell joins Maitland in January, nearly a year after the previous incumbent Peter Bennett announced his departure for Bates Wells & Braithwaite. Joint head of chambers Charles Aldous said: “Robert’s commercial experience will enable us to drive our business further […]

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