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A guide to preferences

By Simon Bonney A closer look at preferential transactions and creditors

Amendments to permitted development rights for new homes

On 1 August changes to the current permitted development regime will be introduced. These will assist in meeting housing demand, whilst ensuring that conversions to residential use provide adequate natural light.

The restructuring review 2020: Switzerland

In the latest issue of “The Restructuring Review”, Daniel Hayek and Mark Meili provide an overview of the special features of Swiss restructuring law, taking into account the latest legislative developments due to COVID-19.


PwC Pricewaterhouse Coopers

Revenue growth gathers pace at PwC Legal as turnover hits £41m

PwC Legal, PricewaterhouseCoopers’ law firm, has pushed up revenue by 15 per cent in the last year with turnover of £41m for the financial year ending 30 June 2015. Growth has accelerated at the firm after it was granted an ABS licence in January 2014. Turnover for the financial year ending 30 June 2014 stood […]


Moves: 7 September 2015

Ropes & Gray has hired McDermott Will & Emery partner Rohan Massey to lead its privacy and data security practice in the City. Massey has been a partner at McDermott since 2000 and was also head of its non-contentious intellectual property, media and technology group.

Shoosmiths advises on £37m sale of Global Group to Impellam

Shoosmiths advised the sellers on the disposal of Global Group (UK) Ltd, a global healthcare business, to Impellam Group plc for an enterprise value of around £37m. Shoosmiths corporate partner, Sanjeev Sharma, led the deal with support from senior associate Iain Butler, associate Claire Checketts, trainee solicitor Aleksandr Bosch and paralegal James Grinstead. The corporate […]


Bevan Brittan to launch in Leeds with DWF hires

Bevan Brittan is to enter the Leeds legal market after hiring two DWF lawyers to launch an office in the city. The firm is to be joined by DWF healthcare head and partner Michael Boyd and director Julie Cowan Clark, who specialises in residential development and commercial property work. It is the third lateral hire […]


KPMG legal beats £10m revenue target in first year

Revenues generated by KPMG’s legal business are set to exceed the £10m target it set last October when it was granted an ABS licence. The accountancy firm was the second of the ‘Big Four’ to be awarded an ABS for its multi-disciplinary practice, rather than for a separate legal entity. Almost a year on and […]

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