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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 […]

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Peter Leathem: Phonographic Performance and Video Performance Limited

PPL may have slimmed down its legal spend, but its vigour for catching the rulebreakers has not waned – it has a legal team and it’s not afraid to use it. By Steve Hoare Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL) and Video Performance Limited (VPL) are responsible for collecting royalty fees on behalf of artists from businesses […]

Fox Horan landed with $12m lawsuit

Boutique New York firm Fox Horan & Camerini faces a $12m (£6 Boutique New York firm Fox Horan & Camerini faces a $12m (£6.7m) malpractice claim after being found liable for mishandling an arbitration that resulted in a $10m (£5.6m) award against its client. Delaware District Chief Justice Sue Robinson last month found the firm, […]

McClure Naismith wins Linklaters finance star

McClure Naismith wins Linklaters finance star” /> Scottish firm McClure Naismith is boosting its banking practice with the hire of a partner from Linklaters. Edinburgh-born Patrick Bell returns to his home town from Linklaters’ Warsaw office, where he was head of the finance team. The appointment is key to McClure Naismith’s strategy to build up […]

UK Vioxx litigation splits up into US and UK class actions

UK law firms gear up to fight arthritis drug company on back of US victory. By Joanne Harris In 1999, pharmaceutical giant Merck launched a new painkiller designed to combat arthritis and acute pain. Vioxx was hailed as a “wonder drug” and was promptly prescribed to thousands of patients across the world. But a year […]

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