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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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Acquisition agreements during Covid-19

Given the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is timely for us to look closely at material adverse change clauses in the context of a business acquisition.

Capital market trends and expectations for 2021

It has certainly been a profound start to a new decade thus far, and after the events of 2020, what have we noticed in terms of new stock exchange listing trends and what do we anticipate for this current calendar year?

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The world is changing. At lightning-fast speed. This white paper, prepared as part of The Lawyer’s Smarter Working Week, looks at the main drivers for change in more detail and how you can prepare for ‘change3’.


Walker Morris appointed to major Manchester residential development

A detailed concept development is under way for two sites in Ancoats and New Islington, which will complement existing community facilities and transport investment. A local community engagement event was held on 5 March to share initial plans to sympathetically develop Murrays’ Mill, one of the oldest surviving steam powered cotton mills, into high quality […]


Djibouti: Gibson Dunn apologises to court and refers itself to SRA

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has reported itself to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) over allegations that partner Peter Gray misled a court through knowingly submitting falsified evidence in a case between the Republic of Djibouti and an African businessman. In a High Court hearing before Mr Justice Flaux on Thursday (6 March), the firm apologised for […]

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Eversheds creates new role of international managing partner to accelerate global growth

Eversheds has appointed head of litigation Ian Gray to the newly-created role of international managing partner to boost its strategic development outside the UK. The role sees Gray take responsibility for managing all of Eversheds’ international offices from 1 May. He will work alongside Eversheds’ managing partner Lee Ranson and chief executive Bryan Hughes to […]


Jones Day relocates three partners to open office in Detroit

Jones Day has announced plans to open its seventeenth US office, in Detroit, led by Chicago-based M&A partner Timothy Melton, who is taking on the role of managing partner. Melton served as co-head of the firm’s capital markets practice for nearly 10 years and counsels a range of corporations, financial institutions, and their boards of […]

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