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Permission in principle – growth, renewal, protect

The biggest shake up of the planning system since 1947 continues apace with the announcement, on 2 August, of government plans to create an automatic green light for development within specifically designated areas of the country.

Setting aside company transactions involving Jersey, Guernsey and BVI companies

Financial pressure can change perspectives on transactions – whether through the lens of an insolvent winding up, in the context of a counterparty or related interested party exploring ways in which they might unravel a transaction, or a new board considering whether a company can extricate itself from contractual arrangements that appear to have been subject to a conflict of interest or which were for an improper purpose.


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2018: Simon Davies – market share will drive revenue growth

The top end of the market is changing as clients and client demand for legal services changes, says Linklaters managing partner Simon Davies “The top end of the market is changing as clients and client demand for legal services changes. Economic activity is being driven from an ever-more diffuse range of jurisdictions with all the […]

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Top firms in for rude awakening

Asia Pacific will grow its own law firm giants and the present global pecking order will change, big-time The global legal market, now worth around $820bn, is very fragmented. There is little differentiation within groupings of firms other than by personality or service delivery. However, this is beginning to change. Given that the growth of […]


Challinors sale completes but questions remain

After several weeks of speculation the sale of troubled Midlands firm Challinors has finally completed, with parts the embattled business sold off to no fewer than 14 firms. Coincidentally this is also the number of partners at Challinors, although not every buyer has picked up a partner. Among those to pounce on a piece of […]

Mitigate, but don’t tolerate: reducing damages

It is an important principle of the law of England and Wales that unless a claimant seeks to mitigate its loss, or to alleviate any damage suffered by any reasonable means available, before seeking to recover compensation from a defendant, any damages which a defendant is ordered to pay may be reduced accordingly. In the […]

A Sino-Russian pact

Chinese legal giant Dacheng’s global reach is expanding at an ever-increasing pace. Not content with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Singapore and Taipei, the 2000-lawyer firm just opened in Moscow. Will London be next? Dacheng becomes Chinese pioneer with Moscow office Great haul of China China giant targets City outpost Asia Pacific 150: […]

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