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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.


DuPont legal chief retires after 35 years

US chemical company DuPont has appointed a new general counsel as top lawyer Stacey Mobley retires after 35 years in-house. The company has chosen assistant general counsel Thomas Sager as Mobley’s replacement. Mobley joined DuPont in 1972 and rose through the ranks to become general counsel in 1999. DuPont ;chairman Charles Holliday said: “Stacey will […]

Firm Profile: Sintons

Sintons” />Newcastle-based Sintons has shown its commitment to the North East by building up four distinctive practices: commercial, private client, personal injury (PI) and ecclesiastical. The firm acts in a defendant capacity on PI cases for insurers. In 2007 it was chosen to pilot IT systems to deal with PI claims for insurers at a […]

The Lawyer Awards winners 2003: where are they now?

Each week as we count down to The Lawyer Awards 2008, we will take a look at some previous winners and see how their careers have progressed.Management Team of the YearIn 2003 Clifford Chance began to come out from under the …

Moves of the week

North West firm DWF has hired four new partners. In Leeds, Rupert Nevin, a founder partner in DLA Piper‘s regulatory team, becomes head of the new business regulation, health, safety and environment team, while Carol Grundell arrives from Fox Hayes to lead the family law group. In Manchester, James Lonsdale joins as a commercial and […]

United they stand…

The growth of regional commercial hubs in the South East could threaten the traditional high street law firm – only the strong and adaptable will survive, says Gregory Burgess While the much-heralded reforms of the Legal Services Act might be responsible for consolidation in the marketplace, it could be argued that the impact of the […]

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