Nowhere near enough homes in the right places – just one of the failings of the current planning system according to the Prime Minister in his foreword to the new White Paper: Planning for the Future released on 6 August.
The Government has published its long-awaited white paper on planning reform, which seeks views on 24 proposals. In this legal insight we look at the key areas that have been targeted for reform.
As organisations collect more consumer data during COVID-19, how can they protect it? Peter Yapp gives his insights.
By Rob Humphries The Monetary Authority (Administrative Fines) (Amendment) Regulations, 2020 (the “Amendment Regulations”) came into force on 26 June 2020. The Amendment Regulations serve to amend Schedule 1 of the Monetary Authority (Administrative Fines) Regulations (2019 Revision) (the “Fines Regulations”) and extend the scope of the fines which may be levied by the Cayman […]
There is a huge amount of interest in hemp cultivation, both for medicinal and cosmetic purposes, and for industrial use, in particular, the production of fibre, seeds and other products linked to agro-industry. As a consequence, the Government has legislated to positively discriminate in favour of the production of hemp for industrial purposes, to remove the risk of illegal practices.
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The total revenue generated by the world’s largest litigation practices rose last year despite several of the firms included in The Lawyer’s new ranking reporting a reduction in the overall proportion of fee income they generated from disputes. The total value of the disputes practices in this year’s Global Litigation 50 is $32.95bn, a rise […]
Kirkland & Ellis has lost its second partner in a matter of weeks, this time to US rival Gibson Dunn & Crutcher. The US firm has hired finance partner Ben Myers from the London outpost of the rival. He spent a number of years at Kirkland, where he had moved from the magic circle. As […]
Herbert Smith Freehills and Mayer Brown also publish stats.
DLA Piper has recruited long-standing Mayer Brown partner Jane Childs to its insurance and reinsurance disputes team. Childs, who was at Mayer Brown for 17 years and has been a partner since 2006, will head up DLA’s international team focused on financial lines insurance disputes. It sits within the firm’s wider insurance and reinsurance disputes […]
Fladgate has made 19 roles redundant as part of wider measures to weather the economic disruption of the Covid-19 crisis. Following a consultation that began earlier in the summer, the firm confirmed that 19 employees across the business have been made redundant. In March partners took a cut to their drawings graded according to the […]
Hammerson, which has struggled to recoup rent owed by tenants, called upon Herbert Smith Freehills, CMS and Davis Polk & Wardwell as it pins its hopes upon a £800m raise to survive the crisis. Herbies took the lead for the shopping centre landlord, which has looked to restore its finances via an emergency rights issue […]