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Welcome protection for consumers of certain cryptoasset investments

By Gurprit Mattu The Financial Conduct Authority (‘FCA”) published its final rules for the banning of derivatives and Exchange Traded Notes (“ETN’s”) that reference unregulated transferable cryptoassets, such as Bitcoin, Ether, Litecoin, and Ripple. The rules apply to firms who are operating from or in the United Kingdom. The ban comes into effect on 6 […]

Planning conditions and access routes – DB Symmetry v Swindon BC

By Richard Humphreys QC Richard Humphreys QC (instructed by Jones Day) represented DB Symmetry Ltd (the appellant). The dispute was as to whether a planning condition required the developer to dedicate access roads as public highways or whether it merely regulated the physical attributes of the roads. The Court of Appeal held, allowing the appeal from […]

Court of Appeal gives judgment on the long residence rule

By Manjit S Gill QC, Edward Nicholson Do past or present periods of overstaying mean that a person who has otherwise remained continuously in the UK with leave for 10 years cannot qualify for indefinite leave to remain (ILR) under the Long Residence Rule in paragraph 276B of the Immigration Rules? This question is considered […]

Green light for mortgage repossessions

By Gurprit Mattu On 31 October 2020, the government ban on repossession hearings comes to an end. Lenders may commence or continue with repossession proceedings if appropriate. When is it appropriate? The Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) published further guidance on Mortgages and Coronavirus [1] which applies from 16 September 2020. It sets out that firms must continue to […]

Court dismisses challenge to decision granting planning permission for relocation of works at nuclear power station within AONB

By Leanne Buckley-Thomson Introduction Judgment in the case of Girling v East Suffolk Council [2020] 9 WLUK 348 was delivered on 1st October 2020 and it’s certainly one to add to your personal planning case book. The Claimant sought judicial review of the Council’s decision to grant planning permission for replacement facilities in respect of what is […]

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COVID-19 has put many businesses in a difficult financial situation

Although the Government recognised this by pushing the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 through Parliament to try and stem the inevitable wave of insolvencies, directors and owners cannot afford to take their eyes off the ball for a second.


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Dentons, The American Lawyer row, and why PEP is not “meaningless”

The Lawyer editor Catrin Griffiths explains why profitability is still a valid metric when examining law firm performance. Dentons’ decision to stop disclosing its average PEP (profit per equity partner), expressed in a letter to The American Lawyer, has sparked a storm. To summarise, Dentons global CEO Elliot Portnoy and global chair Joe Andrew first […]

Walker Morris advises Finance Yorkshire on investment in SNG Commercial

Corporate and finance lawyers from Walker Morris have advised Finance Yorkshire on its £400,000 investment in a distributor of detergents and fabric softener. SNG Commercial, which began trading last year, will use the investment to scale up and develop customer awareness and confidence in its Muvo brand and product range. The business was established in 2010 by […]

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Beware the acquisitive accountant

The accountants are making some lawyers jittery. Some, but not all. There are still plenty of lawyers – mostly transactional – who think the accountants’ return to the legal sector is irrelevant to their business. More fool them; they said the same about the Legal Services Act. The new entrants only threaten the volume end, […]

Eversheds advises aircraft company AerData Group on sale of group to Boeing

Eversheds has advised the sellers of Dutch aircraft fleet management company AerData Group on their sale of the group to Boeing. Based in the Netherlands, AerData provides integrated software solutions for lease management, fleet planning and technical services for aircraft and engine operators, lessors, and maintenance, repair and overhaul companies. AerData has approximately 120 employees […]

DLA Piper advises senior debt providers on management buy-out of Education Personnel

DLA Piper’s London debt finance team has advised Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, GE Corporate Finance Bank SAS, HSBC Bank plc, Investec Bank plc, Lloyds Bank plc and The Royal Bank of Scotland plc (the ‘Senior Club’) on their provision of senior debt finance to Education Personnel Holdco Limited and its subsidiaries. Incumbent sponsor Graphite Capital sold Education […]

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