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Permission for 500 homes in the Green Belt

This is a good example of how the appeal process can work for well-planned major schemes in the Green Belt. It is a positive sign for the promotion and delivery of such schemes beyond lockdown.

Criminal deportation appeal before the Upper Tribunal

In a determination handed down very recently, in case HU/16349/2018, Upper Tribunal Bruce allowed an appeal by a South African national who had been in the UK since a very young age. It was a long-running and complex case, involving a very vulnerable appellant. The judge was satisfied that the very high test to challenge […]

Adjournments, remote hearings and extensions of time during Covid-19

High Court considers relevant principles in the context of COVID-19 1. In a judgment published on 20th April 2020, HHJ Eyre QC, after sitting (remotely) in a High Court hearing by way of Skype, has provided welcome guidance as to the approach to be taken when considering whether hearings should proceed remotely or be adjourned […]

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Vicarious liability in the Supreme Court: Morrisons strike back

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. So the famous saying goes. It is unlikely that Morrisons supermarkets – or Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc to give its full title – had that saying in mind when having a second go at arguing the issue of vicarious liability in front of the Supreme Court: Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc v Various Claimants [2020] UKSC 12 (“Various Claimants”). Full disclosure, mine is a Morrisons supermarket-of-choice-household.

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CEE legislation tracker: Czech Republic

Banking & Finance, Capital Markets Interest-free state loans and guarantees Following the first three credit and guarantee initiatives COVID I, II and COVID Prague designed for the small and medium sized enterprises, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (“MoIT”) and the Czech-Moravian Guarantee and Development Bank (“CMGDB”) are now planning a COVID III guarantee. COVID […]

CEE legislation tracker: Turkey

Banking & Finance, Capital Markets Article 23 to 27 of the Capital Markets Law (governing material transactions and minority shareholders, including the right to exit, the offer to buy shares, the obligation to buy shares, the right to sell) will not apply to the transactions of the Turkey Wealth Fund, sub-funds and companies that will […]

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Within the space of five days from Monday 16 March, working from home (WFH) became the new normal for the vast majority of the population. Lives and habits changed instantly. You’ve probably already enjoyed at least one Zoom cocktail party, reacquainted yourself with your children and perhaps joined an online choir? From a legal market […]

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The slow and steady decline of lockup discipline

Lockup discipline will be a priority item on the managerial agenda as firms look to shore up their cashflow in response to the economic earthquake sparked by the coronavirus pandemic. There are signs that firms have become too lax when it comes to basic financial hygiene. The lessons learned in 2008, it seems, have been […]

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Cooley embarks on five-year City strategy review

Five years since it launched in London, Cooley has carried out a strategic review of its City office to consider its next steps. It marks the first internal assessment of London since the firm opened in 2015 with a raid of Edwards Wildman and Morrison & Foerster that resulted in the launch of the then […]

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A timely change of tack at Greenberg Traurig

Talk about a “timely strategic” hire – Greenberg Traurig’s words, not ours. Earlier this month, the US firm hired Baker McKenzie’s former co-head of insolvency Ian Jack as its key restructuring specialist in London taking its partner, or shareholder, count in the Shard to 33. Attracting restructuring expertise has been a priority for so many […]

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Mishcon client granted freezing order in bitter fight over Turkish funds

The High Court has delivered another blow to businessman Hamdi Akin Ipek, after it granted a freezing injunction that prevents him from using funds held by a Turkish mining conglomerate. Ipek wanted to use millions of Koza Ltd’s funds to pay for a personal international arbitration dispute between him and the Republic of Turkey. Following […]

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