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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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Field Fisher’s debt rose by over 350 per cent in last financial year, LLPs show

Field Fisher Waterhouse’s (FFW) net debt increased by more than 350 per cent to £3.3m in the 2011/12 financial year, the firm’s latest LLP accounts show. The figure, stated in accounts filed this week at Companies House, rose from £727,000 in 2010/11. That meant the firm was £4.2m overdrawn at the last year-end, with the […]

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Louise Hadland

Hadland is the firm’s HR director and as such is responsible for ensuring that the strategic profile of the firm’s staff is best suited to delivering its stated goals and objectives. Before joining Shoosmiths in May 1999, Hadland worked in personnel management for the Volkswagen Group UK, building an HR specialisation on a general management […]

Craig Walker

Walker, Craig

Craig Walker specialises in dispute resolution. He is experienced in a wide range of commercial disputes for corporate and individual clients including contractual and shareholder disputes, professional negligence, fraud and asset tracing and insolvency. A substantial part of his practice involves contentious general property and landlord and tenant matters for clients including major property owning […]

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Taylor Wessing saw UK profits increase by 20 per cent in 2011/12

Profits at Taylor Wessing’s UK LLP increased by almost 20 per cent in the 2011/12 financial year, according to the firm’s consolidated accounts. The firm, which posted an international gross turnover of £212.5m, generated UK fee income of £97.4 in 2011/12, a rise of 10 per cent from £88.5m in 2010/11. Its net assets increased […]

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