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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.


Guernsey: trusts

The new Trusts Law should help Guernsey remain attractive in such a competitive market. Christian Hay and Gareth Bell talk us through the changes Guernsey is on course for a comprehensive update of its trusts law. On 25 July 2007, the Trusts (Guernsey) Law 2007 was approved and should come into force in January 2008. […]

Caymans: credit crunch

The credit crunch has been severe and the Caymans provide some incredible insights into the overall position in the financial markets. An offshore jurisdiction is the ideal vantage point to take stock of a global meltdown in the credit markets, such as the crisis that happened this summer. The hiatus, or ‘credit crunch’, has been […]

Communication breakdown

The pages of The Lawyer may be awash with partner moves, but the one that had tongues wagging the most last week – at Tulkinghorn Towers at least – was that of Allen & Overy‘s (A&O) global head of communications, David Crundwell. The global supremo director of pretty much all information coming in and out […]



Mauritius is tightening up its financial regulation in a bid to become a key global market. By Malcolm Moller The Financial Services Act 2007, the Securities (Amendment) Act 2007 and the Insurance (Amendment) Act 2007 all came into force in Mauritius on 28 September 2007. The objective of the legislature was to provide an efficient […]

Stephenson Harwood boosts revenue by 23 per cent

Stephenson Harwood’s revenue has swelled 23 per cent to £38.6m for the first six months of the year. The firm, which made £31.3m in the same period last year, has seen its corporate practice take the lead with 63 per cent growth with other practices also experiencing double-digit growth. “We have continued to see a […]

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