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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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Eversheds beefs up Africa presence with Morocco bases

Eversheds is formalising a three-year cooperation agreement to launch two offices in Morocco. The firm is opening in Casablanca and Tangier through a tie-up with associated firm CWA, run by former Eversheds associate Mohamed Oulkhouir. The offices will be known as Eversheds CWA Morocco and will be led by Oulkhouir as managing partner. The firm will […]

Ben Douglas-Jones

Contempt is not a crime

A Supreme Court has for the first time spelt out the difference between civil and criminal contempt in English and Welsh law Serious Fraud Office v O’Brien [2014] is a massive, landmark legal victory for the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).  The case is important for two reasons. First, for the first time, the Supreme Court […]

Andy Southam

Internet business NetNames gears up for first-ever panel review

NetNames is preparing for its first-ever review of its external legal services providers, with a reduction of firms used by the internet domain names registrar looking likely. Currently NetNames instrusts around a dozen firms across the eight international markets in which it is present. In the UK it currently works primarily with Dentons, K&L Gates, […]

Natalie Stanton

DLA Piper and DWF building bridges

Isn’t it great when a plan comes together? After almost a decade of hard work, a raft of firms has finally managed to reach financial close on the Mersey Gateway Project – solidifying plans for a shiny new toll bridge linking Runcorn and Widnes. DLA Piper, Ashurst, DWF and Freshfields were among the firms to […]

DLA Piper advises Halton Borough Council on Mersey Gateway Project

DLA Piper has advised Halton Borough Council on the £600m Mersey Gateway Project, a major scheme to build a new six-lane toll bridge over the Mersey between Runcorn and Widnes. The DLA Piper team advised on the procurement of a private sector partner for the design, build, financing, operation and maintenance of the new 1km-long cable-stayed bridge over […]

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