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Welcome protection for consumers of certain cryptoasset investments

By Gurprit Mattu The Financial Conduct Authority (‘FCA”) published its final rules for the banning of derivatives and Exchange Traded Notes (“ETN’s”) that reference unregulated transferable cryptoassets, such as Bitcoin, Ether, Litecoin, and Ripple. The rules apply to firms who are operating from or in the United Kingdom. The ban comes into effect on 6 […]

Planning conditions and access routes – DB Symmetry v Swindon BC

By Richard Humphreys QC Richard Humphreys QC (instructed by Jones Day) represented DB Symmetry Ltd (the appellant). The dispute was as to whether a planning condition required the developer to dedicate access roads as public highways or whether it merely regulated the physical attributes of the roads. The Court of Appeal held, allowing the appeal from […]

Court of Appeal gives judgment on the long residence rule

By Manjit S Gill QC, Edward Nicholson Do past or present periods of overstaying mean that a person who has otherwise remained continuously in the UK with leave for 10 years cannot qualify for indefinite leave to remain (ILR) under the Long Residence Rule in paragraph 276B of the Immigration Rules? This question is considered […]

Green light for mortgage repossessions

By Gurprit Mattu On 31 October 2020, the government ban on repossession hearings comes to an end. Lenders may commence or continue with repossession proceedings if appropriate. When is it appropriate? The Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) published further guidance on Mortgages and Coronavirus [1] which applies from 16 September 2020. It sets out that firms must continue to […]

Court dismisses challenge to decision granting planning permission for relocation of works at nuclear power station within AONB

By Leanne Buckley-Thomson Introduction Judgment in the case of Girling v East Suffolk Council [2020] 9 WLUK 348 was delivered on 1st October 2020 and it’s certainly one to add to your personal planning case book. The Claimant sought judicial review of the Council’s decision to grant planning permission for replacement facilities in respect of what is […]

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A partner at Clyde & Co has left the firm to become the first general counsel at digital workplace platform, Smart Pension. Mark Howard joins the company this month, after 14 years at Clydes. Most recently he was the head of the pensions team, advising on all areas of pensions law. His particular focus was […]

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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) has raided a local French boutique by bringing in a five-partner team into its Paris office, The Lawyer understands. The firm has targeted independent firm Franklin to boost its real estate, tax and banking offering with the hire of a team of partners and associates. The partners at the heart of […]

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Linklaters names new HR head in executive shake-up

Linklaters has reshuffled its executive committee by appointing a new global HR director that will replace longstanding member Christine Lynch. The firm has given the role to existing Linklaters professional Angela Ogilvie after Lynch wrapped a seven-year stint at the firm. Ogilvie was previously head of partner advisory, based in London. As part of her role, […]

A&O, Stephenson Harwood and Cleary Gottlieb lead on takeover of easyHotel

Allen & Overy, Stephenson Harwood and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton are acting on the £139m takeover offer of easyHotel, following a wrangle which has been won by two property funds. Canadian investment fund Ivanhoé Cambridge and Luxembourg-based property fund manager ICAMAP Investments, working under the banner of Citrus UK, have bid for budget hotel […]

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