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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 […]


Clerks' annual dinner

John Malpas reports The Attorney General, Sir Nicholas Lyell QC, was among guests at the Institute of Barristers’ Clerks annual dinner earlier this month. The evening at the Institute of Directors, described as a “resounding success” by the institute, was attended by a host of senior barristers, including solicitor general Sir Derek Spencer QC and […]

Data registrar calls for privacy review

Alison Laferlia reports THE Data Protection Registrar has called for a thorough review of the UK Data Protection Act in the light of a recent EU data protection directive. The call came in the registrar’s annual report, which also touched on the impact of new technologies on privacy. Presenting the report to Parliament, the registrar, […]

Adviser warns of 'time-bomb'

Alison Laferla reports ONE of the UK’s leading IT legal advisers has warned firms their computer systems may fail if they do not adapt their software to handle dates with the year 2000 in them. Robert Bond, head of the IT and media law department at city firm Hobson Audley Hopkins & Wood, has called […]

Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 30/07/96

John Peter Mansfield, litigation clerk with Charles Smith & Co, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, banned from working for any further solicitors without written consent of the Law Society. Allegations substantiated he was given a suspended nine-month prison sentence and ordered to pay £330 costs after conviction at Luton Crown Court in July 1995 of procuring execution of […]


Manches & Co acted for mid-Southern Water, Eastbourne Water and West Kent Water on securing a £12.5 million leasing facility with various water treatment plants and equipment.

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