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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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Relational leadership: How to inspire others

Two of the greatest assets in a leader’s toolkit are their ability to lead towards a purpose, and their capacity to help people extract meaning. When harnessed, they become the backbone of resilience in the face of troubling times, the inspiration for the courage needed when uncertainty is ahead, and the power to stay on course to impact something greater than ourselves.

You’ve adopted some great tech, but what’s next?

Every savvy business professional understands that ROI is tricky to calculate, especially when it comes to technology. Indeed, when new systems are considered, committees often review pessimistic and optimistic ROI calculations, create in-depth score cards to measure competitors against, and sit through endless sales pitches and demos in the hopes that they’ll catch a glimpse of that single feature that will be key to user success.

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Energetic lawyers needed for EDF panel review

It’s all change at EDF as the company gears up for its latest panel review , replacing its usual two-year roster with one of three years at the beginning of next year. Baker & McKenzie , legacy Squire Sanders and legacy Herbert Smith all went up for it in 2010 and are thought to have […]

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BLP, Clifford Chance, OC and Stephenson Harwood miss out on Lloyds panel spots

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), Clifford Chance, Osborne Clarke and Stephenson Harwood are understood to have missed out on Lloyds’ core panel spots in its latest review, which reduced the roster from 12 to 10. Eversheds, Herbert Smith Freehills and Linklaters were among those re-appointed to the panel, which was cut from a core roster of […]

US firms promote City life as Bakers overhauls management team

Question: When is a US firm not a US firm? Answer: When their London offices become so immense they can grow their own talent. As our feature this week underlines, a growing number of US firms’ City offices are beginning to look as much like a UK firm as their London-headquartered rivals. The most locally […]

No5 Chambers barrister appears in Redhill Aerodrome green-belt case

The approach to assessing harm in green-belt cases was the subject of the decision in Redhill Aerodrome Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2014] EWHC 2476 (Admin). The secretary of state obtained permission to appeal and expedition. No5 Chambers barrister Richard Kimblin appeared in the case. The case was heard on […]

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