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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 […]


Serious fraud office libel case

The House of Lords has granted Thomas Taylor and Monarch Assurance leave to appeal an Appeal Court decision which struck out their libel and slander claims against the director of the Serious Fraud Office. The appeal will centre on whether documents disclosed to the defence by the Crown in criminal proceedings are subject to an […]

FTSE shake-up gives Nabarros second 100 client

Nabarro Nathanson has won itself a second FTSE 100 client, without having to lift a finger. Telecoms company Sema, an existing Nabarros client, joined the top-100 following the FTSE Actuaries Indices Committee’s quarterly shake-up of the index this month. Nabarro’s only other FTSE 100 client is property company Land Securities. The committee relegated five companies […]

In brief: Bill set to end partnership profits secrecy

KPMG has predicted that the Department of Trade and Industry’s draft Bill on limited liability partnerships (LLPs) published last week “may signal the end to secrecy for partnership profits”. KPMG partner Sue Chisman said demand for LLPs would build up “among clients, recruits and suppliers”. Once the momentum started, she said there would be considerable […]

White & Case posts

US firm White & Case has taken on three more lawyers at its Japanese operations. Masahiko Kawakami, a US qualified lawyer, has joined the firm’s Tokyo office, while Japanese qualified Yoshiko Yasuda and Koichiro Ohashi have joined Kandabashi Law – White & Case’s affiliate firm in Japan. Yasuda is shortly expected to gain admission to […]

Lawyers at play

Pinsent Curtis banking lawyer Patrick Twist recently completed a Triathlon. Swapping pinstripes for a wet suit, the head of project finance joined two banking clients, Andrew Cunnell and John Handley, on a mile-long swim followed by a 40km cycle and a 10km run. Pictured top to bottom: Cunnell, Handley, Twist. 16 firms took part in […]

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