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Permission in principle – growth, renewal, protect

The biggest shake up of the planning system since 1947 continues apace with the announcement, on 2 August, of government plans to create an automatic green light for development within specifically designated areas of the country.

Setting aside company transactions involving Jersey, Guernsey and BVI companies

Financial pressure can change perspectives on transactions – whether through the lens of an insolvent winding up, in the context of a counterparty or related interested party exploring ways in which they might unravel a transaction, or a new board considering whether a company can extricate itself from contractual arrangements that appear to have been subject to a conflict of interest or which were for an improper purpose.

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Take That: highlight my fire

Tulkinghorn: There’s a plaice for us…

There always seemed to be something fishy about SJ Berwin’s managing partner election last autumn, and now ­Tulkinghorn can reveal what it was. Rob Day, elected in October after trailing in the first round of voting, used flagrant blackmail to batter his chances of ­eventual ­triumph by ­putting fish and chips at partner ­conferences at […]

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The Midlands: The new Middle East

Bespoke and cost effective. No, A Suit That Fits isn’t opening yet another store (although, it probably is); this, dear readers, is the banner under which Trowers & Hamlins is opening in Birmingham. The City firm is set to open shop in the Midlands on 4 July, and it will dip its toe once more […]

Former Brobeck chairman Snow settles on Cooley

Cooley has hired Tower Snow, the US securities specialist and former Brobeck chairman who spearheaded Clifford Chance’s ill-fated West Coast expansion. Snow joins Cooley as a securities litigation partner in San Francisco from Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin, where he was a director. Snow joined Clifford Chance from Brobeck Phleger & Harrison (where […]

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Lex Caribbean

Lex Caribbean was launched in 1997 in Barbados, but it is only since 1 July 2000, when the firm merged with Trinidad and Tobago’s De Nobriga Inniss & Co, that it really hit its stride. “We wanted to be the first truly integrated, pan-Caribbean commercial law firm in terms of structure and pay,” says Marjorie […]

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BLP hires Linklaters lawyer for Hong Kong launch

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) is set to launch an office in Hong Kong with a counsel from Linklaters, as the firm eyes mainland China next. No date has yet been set for the launch, but managing partner Neville Eisenberg said the process of getting regulatory approval for the new office is “quite well advanced”. Eisenberg […]

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