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Walker Morris team explores opportunities in new entry-level exception sites and starters homes

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 […]

FCA published near-final rules amending the jurisdiction for SMEs and guarantors

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 […]

Walker Morris litigation specialists reviews regulator’s proposals for dealing with push payment fraud

By Louise Power, Rachel Elgar Banking & Finance Litigation specialists Louise Power and Rachel Elgar report on the Payment Systems Regulator’s (PSR) recent proposals for dealing with push payment fraud. What is push payment fraud? Payments are described as ‘push payments’ when the payer obtains the payee’s account details and instructs their bank to send (or push) […]

Impact of 2019 budget proposals on Dutch’s buyout sector

The Dutch government published important tax measures in its 2019 budget proposals with a potentially significant impact on the Dutch buyout sector. Some of these measures may result in a higher effective tax burden if appropriate action is not taken…

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Indian conglomerate takes over Malawian companies, with Khaitan & Co advising

Khaitan & Co has advised Gillanders Arbuthnot in relation to the acquisition of Group Developments, Group Holdings, Mafisi Tea Estates and Naming’omba Tea Estates (all  in Malawi) by Gillanders Holdings (Mauritius) Ltd, a wholly owned special purpose vehicle of Gillanders Arbuthnot Co Ltd, set up in Mauritius. The Malawian companies were bought from NBS Bank, a bank with whom the shares were pledged. Gillanders […]

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Olswang CEO elections still months away as firm searches for candidates

It has emerged that Olswang is unlikely to hold elections to replace its former chief executive David Stewart until the second half of this year. European patent litigation head and IP partner Michael Burdon currently holds the role of interim CEO. It is understood that Burdon still intends to return to full time client work, […]

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Clydes partner Jamieson speaks out about Companies House typo trial

The recent success of a bankrupt company that successfully claimed a typo in a Companies House filing could lead to copycat claims, it has emerged. Last month the High Court found in favour of Clyde & Co client Philip Sebry, managing director of now defunct Taylor and Sons, after Companies House registered a winding up […]

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McDermott revenue up by 2.2 per as firm nears $900m mark

McDermott Will & Emery increased its global revenue to $899.8m last year, a 2.2 per cent growth on its 2013 figure of $880.8m. During the course of the year, the firm’s total number of lawyers worldwide fell from 1,021 down to 997. Meanwhile, it topped up its total number of equity partners from 192 to […]

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Pinsent Masons picks up energy team from Bond Dickinson

Pinsent Masons has bulked up its global energy group with the addition of Bond Dickinson oil and gas specialist Paul McGoldrick in London and corporate partner Osama Hassan in Dubai. McGoldrick joined Pinsents’ London office last month with legal directors John McSparran and Jane Chester and solicitor Katie Rich. He was a partner in Bond […]

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