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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.


No5 Chambers set to support My Business Counsel’s corporate crime seminar

No5 Chambers is supporting My Business Counsel’s corporate crime seminar, which takes place on 13 Jan 2015.  The speakers will be Adrian Keeling QC, barrister Michelle Healey and solicitor-advocate John Cato. According to the firm, the seminar will highlight the dangers, show how to put the correct policies and procedures in place, and allow you […]


RBS deputy GC Collins promoted to top job as Campbell steps down

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has promoted its deputy general counsel, John Collins, to the role of chief legal officer following the retirement of Chris Campbell. Campbell retired at the end of 2014 after almost five years as the bank’s head of legal. He took up the general counsel role in 2010 on the […]


Facebook calls on Vodafone’s privacy chief Deadman for new role

Vodafone’s privacy head Stephen Deadman has joined Facebook to take up a new role as the social media giant’s deputy chief privacy officer. Deadman starts in his new position today (12 January). The role will see him reporting to chief privacy officer Erin Egan, who is based in Washington DC, and will entail looking after privacy policy […]


Freshfields in the frame as court dismisses Caravaggio claim against Sotheby’s

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has successfully defended a negligence claim brought against Sotheby’s in which the auction house was accused of failing to notice that a work of art could have been painted by the Italian artist Caravaggio. The painting, depicting the same scene as Caravaggio’s ‘The Cardsharps’, was sold by claimant Lancelot Thwaytes through Sotheby’s […]

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