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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.



Facilities management: Agents of change

The office environment can make or break a merger. So what is the formula for this function’s success? The office environment can cause most grief than any other issue, particularly post-merger. “Facilities management and property costs are the second highest expense for most law firms,” highlights Pinsent Masons senior facilities manager Dave Ash, who was […]


Slater & Gordon completes Pannone takeover

Australian-listed Slater & Gordon has confirmed the completion of its merger with Manchester-based Pannone with an announcement on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) this morning. The announcement reads: “Slater & Gordon confirms the completion of the acquisition of the consumer law business of UK law firm Pannone Solicitors LLP (Pannone).The transaction was announced to the market on 28 […]

Scales of justice

Solicitor struck off for child pornography offences

Middlesex-based property partner James-Guy Jacobs has been struck off the solicitors roll and ordered to pay costs of £1,500 following a conviction for child pornography offences at Harrow Crown Court in November 2012. Jacobs was convicted of ten counts of making indecent photographs or pseudo photographs of a child, five counts of taking indecent photographs […]

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