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Guernsey focusing on family offices

Guernsey’s recently published Financial Services Policy Framework sets out an approach to capitalise upon a range of global specialisms to ensure that Guernsey remains a strong, and stable financial centre servicing sophisticated clients from around the world. Financial services and the associated professional services that support them account for more than half of the jurisdiction’s […]

Real estate business fined under consumer protection legislation

By Louise Power What do real estate businesses need to know? We have reported recently on the Competition and Markets Authority’s investigation into potential breaches of consumer protection law within the leasehold housing market.  We have also published various earlier briefings [1] in which we have: flagged to housebuilders/developers and other businesses operating within the real estate industry, the […]

MHCLG call for evidence on tenancy deposit reform

By Karl Anders, Deborah Brown Walker Morris’ Housing Management & Litigation specialists Karl Anders and Deborah Brown explain the UK Government’s call for evidence on potential tenancy deposit reform in the private rented sector. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has launched a call for evidence which seeks to inform the UK […]

Duty of care to protect customers? Legal and practical considerations for lenders

Social and commercial context Reports of violence on the high street are on the rise. Unfortunately, even the briefest of internet research reveals a worrying number of incidences of violence in the UK.  Within just the last year there have been: a stabbing in a supermarket; armed robberies at Barclays on Vauxhall Bridge Road, at […]

Getting the Deal Through: Public Procurement 2019

Ana Marta Castro and Raul Mota Cerveira, partners, contribute for the international publication Getting the Deal Through: Public Procurement, a comparative guide that analyses Public Procurement legislation on 34 jurisdictions from all over the world. The lawyers are responsible for the Angola, Cape Verde, Mozambique and Sao Tome and Principe chapters, where they explain relevant […]

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Deals summary

Ashurst Morris Crisp (David Evans, Ian Nisse) advised Lazard & Co as tenant on the letting of part of 50 Berkeley Street, London W1, and the entirety of 50 Stratton Street, London W1, from Burford, with a total annual rent in excess of £10m. Clifford Chance advised Burford. Howard Kennedy (Estelle Teagle, Andrew Collins) advised […]

Travers assistants lose up to £3K in wage rejig

Travers Smith Braithwaite has changed its assistant salary bands, reducing them by up to £3,000 in some instances No associates will suffer pay cuts, but when they move up a band they will receive less than previously earned by assistants with the same length of service.Travers partners claim the firm was overpaying in the first […]

DJ Freeman nabs Maxwell Batley's Cassidy

DJ Freeman has scooped Maxwell Batley’s senior partner of 10 years, Michael Cassidy The well-known property industry figure, who counts British Land and Land Securities among his key relationships, is a major hire for DJ Freeman.Cassidy will give a much-needed boost to the property department, which has lost significant chunks of work as a result […]

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The depolarisation debate is vital to retail financial services. It looks set to alter radically how financial services are offered and consumed. It is a revolution of regulation, unsurpassed in recent history.Solicitors are aware that such a sea change may have a big impact on their own businesses, but will also create significant opportunities, which […]

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