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By Richard Sagar, Karl Anders, Graham Whiteford, Josh Kitson Introduction This briefing note, prepared by the Walker Morris Planning Environment Team, explores the opportunities presented in the new National Planning Policy Framework (“NPPF2“). Specifically, the opportunities to obtain planning permission for new entry-level exception sites consisting of affordable housing for first-time buyers on previously unallocated […]

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By Paul Gair The FCA yesterday released its policy statement (PS18/21) on SME access to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS), setting out its near-final rules for amending the compulsory jurisdiction to include new definitions for “small businesses” and “guarantors”. At the same time, it has released a new consultation paper (CP18/31) detailing proposals for increasing […]

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Mark Brandon’s forthright opinion article on the future shape of the legal market continues to have the market talking and commentators commenting. In case you missed it, Brandon’s points include his contention that US firms will eventually be dominant in London, that Vereins have had their day and that the modern obsession with process is […]

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Brick Court restructures clerking team after Deborah Anderson exit

Brick Court Chambers has restructured its clerking team following the exit of longstanding joint senior clerk Deborah Anderson. Anderson left the set three months ago to join Hardwicke Chambers, 14 years after moving to Brick Court from Littleton Chambers (9 April 2014). Brick Court has been in talks with each of its members over the […]

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