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“Fire Safety Form” requirements now in force

Following Dame Judith Hackitt’s review into the Grenfell Tower disaster, the so-called “Planning Gateway One” is now in force. This is one of three gateways, or checks and balances, to regulate the life of a higher-risk building.

Supreme Court gives clarity on liquidated damages clause

In Triple Point Technology, Inc v PTT Public Company Ltd [2021] UKSC 29 (16 July 2021), the Supreme Court overturned the Court of Appeal to hold that liquidated damages for delay accrue from the due date for performance to the date the contract is terminated.

Beyond level 0 for Scotland hospitality businesses

Hospitality businesses react to First Minister’s announcement confirming 9 August 2021 end of “most” restrictions – is it a step back to life and a reality beyond Covid?

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Conyers Dill & Pearman has provided Cayman Islands legal advice to Autohome Inc. and BVI legal advice to the BVI subsidiary in connection with a secondary offering in the US of 1,500,000 class A ordinary shares. Autohome Inc is an online destination for automobile consumers in China. Anna Chong of Conyers’ Hong Kong office advised […]

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MoFo boosts Berlin with data protection hires from De Brauw

Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) has turned to De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek for the hire of two data protection lawyers, including the Dutch firm’s global data privacy chair Lokke Moerel. Moerel joins MoFo in Berlin as a senior of counsel alongside De Brauw senior associate Alex van der Wolk, who becomes a partner at the US […]

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Balkan firm Karanovic & Nikolic expands to Slovenia with local hire

Balkan firm Karanovic & Nikolic has opened an office in Slovenia, extending its coverage across the states of the former Yugoslavia. The firm has hired partner Marko Ketler from local firm ODI Law to head up the new venture, and is planning to increase the size of the office to around five lawyers over the […]

Judgment handed down in Horsham DC v Secretary of State case

Lindblom J handed down the judgment in the Horsham District Council v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government case that: “It is not a general principle in planning law that an acceptable proposal for development should be turned away because a better one might be put forward instead. This case shows why that […]

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Charles Russell Speechlys tie-up impacts Aim rankings as Pinsents dominates

Pinsent Masons has retained pole position in the Aim client rankings, despite increasing competition from firms including Charles Russell Speechlys and Wragge Lawrence Graham over the past quarter. According to the latest data by Adviser Rankings, Pinsent Masons increased its total yield of Aim-listed clients from 60 to 61, while its closest rival Carey Olsen […]

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