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.
Remember the wearable tech fail of Google Glass? Legal tech should never be about tech for tech’s sake. It needs to serve your business’ needs, so you can tackle the challenges you face head on smarter, faster and better.
Leaseholders can acquire management functions of their building from the landlord/management company where the building qualifies and there are sufficient numbers of tenants or “flats”.
Directors are having to take decisions at speed across an ever-increasing range of issues, whether related to health and safety or HR matters, on-going trading or company finances. Aside from the ever-present implications of COVID-19, one theme that links all of these decisions is the framework within which they are taken. Directors of all UK companies must comply with their statutory duties under the Companies Act 2006.
To support our clients and contacts in the retail and hospitality sectors, Shoosmiths hosted a webinar on 30 July 2020 focusing on the role of technology in making retail and hospitality safe and savvy in a post-Covid world.
It has been undeniable for some time that technology will play a key role in the ongoing evolution of arbitration as the field becomes an increasingly popular method of dispute resolution. As far back as 2004 the ICC Commission on Arbitration was reporting on the subject, with a focus on a solution which we take […]
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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Linklaters has tightened the belt on NQ salaries, mirroring similar decisions at Clifford Chance and Allen & Overy. The firm held long discussions before reaching the decision, which have now led to a reduction of its base compensation plus annual bonus from £100,000 to £90,000. The figure can become higher with extra bonuses, with the […]
The NHS’s Test & Trace programme has appointed Spire Healthcare’s former general counsel to help the NHS tackle Covid-19. Daniel Toner spent 15 years in-house within the healthcare sector, including 13 years as GC and company secretary of private hospital group Spire Healthcare. He twice won In-house Counsel of the Year at The Lawyer Awards […]
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 […]