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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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Along with hefty increases in law firms’ minimum indemnity cover comes changes intended to make it easier to aggregate insurance claims. Katherine Rees reports

Maclays pays £1.2m to cement London merger

Maclay Murray & Spens is to pay £1.2m a year for new London premises in order to integrate its offices and complete the final stage of its merger with financial services boutique The City Law Partnership. The Scottish law firm has signed a 15-year lease for 25,000 sq ft within One London Wall, enabling the […]

DLA Piper, Pinsents bag DWP instruction

DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary and Pinsent Masons have teamed up to help the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) on the renegotiation of its controversial IT contract with EDS. The completion of the deal brings DLA Piper back into favour with the DWP after a spell out in the cold following a perceived conflict […]

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, […]

Paskareva bags 20k for 15 days work with anti-mafia unit

Law Society chief executive Janet Paraskeva has been appointed as a non-executive director of the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) – a post that will net her £20,000 a year for 15 days work. The news comes a month after The Lawyer exclusively revealed that Paraskeva had been appointed as a shadow member of the […]

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