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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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Major oil companies ‘beginning to take note’ of UK shale gas opportunities, says Eversheds

Elizabeth Shepherd, renewable energy expert at Eversheds, has commented on the UK government’s latest announcement on shale gas incentives. Shepherd said that the announcement that local authorities will receive all business rates from shale gas schemes, as well as an industry-pledged one-per-cent share in the profits and £100,000 per well, is indication that the government […]

Law firm office take-up in Central London more than 60% higher than in 2012

Take-up by legal firms in Central London has jumped to 621, 800 sq ft for the first three quarters of 2013, compared to less than half that amount at the end of the third quarter in 2012, just 239,200 sq ft. The dramatic rise was supported by four leasing deals of over 50,000 sq ft, […]

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The Hot 100: The Bar

Helen Davies QC  Brick Court Chambers In October last year Brick Court Chambers elected Helen Davies QC as its first-ever female head of chambers. Davies took up the joint role with incumbent Jonathan Hirst QC. Her appointment followed years of service at the set, with roles including head of pupillage, sitting on the executive committee […]

DLA Piper advises Hain Celestial on acquisition of Tilda

DLA Piper has advised the Hain Celestial Group on the acquisition of Tilda. The acquisition will provide Hain Celestial with new markets to expand its other global brands in the UK, the Middle East, North Africa, India and Europe. The DLA Piper team was led by Bob Bishop, head of corporate in the UK. Support […]

CFTC staff advisory on commodity trading advisers and swaps

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 imposed additional new requirements on commodity trading advisers (CTAs) and amended the definition of CTA in the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) to include any person who engages in the business of advising others on swaps. As a result, the CEA and the regulations of […]

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