Last month the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in Rittson-Thomas v Oxfordshire County Council, concerning ‘section 2 reverter’ under the School Sites Act 1841. The judges unanimously allowed the appeal, finding in favour of the Council.
Find out what HR directors will need to prepare for in the coming months and beyond in this bi-annual tracker.
Festival organisers are justifiably keen to provide large scale events in 2021, but what challenges are there in organising an event under the Covid roadmap?
The Pension Protection Fund’s (PPF) restructuring and insolvency team has issued interim guidance on its approach to the new moratorium and restructuring plan (RP) provisions that came into force in the UK in 2020.
Additional conditions will be imposed on administrators seeking to dispose of a company’s business or assets to a party connected to the insolvent company within 8 weeks of their appointment, for administrations beginning on or after 30 April 2021.
Finance parties in a transaction frequently use structured vehicles using a borrower orphan as an instrument to secure their position.
To support our IHL community, we hosted a webinar on Fraud where we discussed the recent upsurge in fraud due to home working, general awareness of fraudulent activity and what businesses can do to protect themselves.
In this latest podcast from Shoosmiths’ planning team, partners Kathryn Jump and David Mathias discuss the private rented sector (PRS) and the opportunities that exist for developers as we emerge out of lockdown and new planning changes take effect.
This briefing explains Guernsey’s adoption of rigorous international tax and regulatory standards, which, in conjunction with its local tax law, make it an ideal location for investment funds and other investment vehicles.
The government is consulting on a proposal to introduce a new UK-wide tax for residential property developers from 2022, with a view to generating revenue to cover the costs associated with the removal of unsafe cladding.
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House prices in London have been increasing faster than lots of lawyers’ salaries.
The difference between Latham and Kirkland’s London revenue is narrowing.
The independent review of last year’s Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) has found that the three-way relationship between the BSB, the eight law school providers of the BPTC, and the electronic testing company Pearson VUE, which delivered the online exam, “ultimately contributed to the complexities in the booking and delivery of the examinations.” The Director […]
Baker McKenzie has returned its newly-qualified (NQ) salaries to normal rates, after a reduction during the pandemic last year. The firm crunched salaries by £2,500 (3 per cent) to £87,500 and dropped the sign-on bonus last June. The announcement came a week after Bakers had said it had no plans to reduce salaries for trainees […]
The past year has been one of disruption for businesses everywhere. Daily team catch-ups migrated to Zoom and progress meetings once rewarded with a pint are now paired with anxiety around job security. Responses to the pandemic, such as switching to remote working, have exposed the considerable inefficiencies of conventional working practices. Confronted with this […]
Asset manager Omers Infrastructure has appointed a new director for legal in its London base, almost a year after the exit of former head John Guccione to Latham & Watkins. The company has brought in Marly Ohlsson, who was previously a senior associate at Herbert Smith Freehills. She will work with Abigail Farrelly, another director […]
Winston & Strawn’s Shanghai managing partner Brinton Scott has joined HFW’s Shanghai office, after the US firm closed its own Shanghai base. China veteran Brinton Scott has joined HFW’s Shanghai office as a partner in the Greater China transactional practice. He was previously the managing partner of Winston & Strawn’s Shanghai office, where he practised […]
DWF has taken on a five-lawyer team in a bid to boost its UK corporate and real estate practices, with the majority of the group hailing from DLA Piper. The firm has taken on Leeds-based DLA Piper senior corporate partners Wendy Harrison and Jonathan Procter. In addition, it has brought in DLA partner and Leeds […]
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