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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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Linklaters’ trainees get 40 per cent maintenance hike

Linklaters’ trainees get 40 per cent maintenance hike” /> Linklaters has stunned its City rivals with a 40 per cent hike of the LPC maintenance grants the firm pays to its future trainees. The magic circle firm currently pays its LPC students an annual maintenance grant of £5,000 if they study in London or Oxford, […]

Bar strike sees solicitor-advocates ready to step in

Solicitor-advocates will have to take up the slack if the likely strike action by members of the criminal bar takes place this autumn. Sources report that solicitor-advocates have been asked by the Legal Services Commission (LSC) to act as counsel should barristers carry out their threat to strike from 1 October following the Government’s refusal to raise criminal legal aid […]

A man for all reasons

UK firms take note – US rival Dewey Ballantine appears to have found a new (and rather inventive) way of increasing the firm’s profile. During a recent meeting with one of The Lawyer’s scribes, a spokesman for the firm spent several minutes singing the celebrity praises of Polish senior partner Lejb Fogelman. A rather unusual […]

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