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Amendments to permitted development rights for new homes

On 1 August changes to the current permitted development regime will be introduced. These will assist in meeting housing demand, whilst ensuring that conversions to residential use provide adequate natural light.

The restructuring review 2020: Switzerland

In the latest issue of “The Restructuring Review”, Daniel Hayek and Mark Meili provide an overview of the special features of Swiss restructuring law, taking into account the latest legislative developments due to COVID-19.



Linklaters’ UK competition head Riedel joins Kirkland & Ellis

The trend for US firms to bring in some of UK firm’s top legal talent is continuing with the news that Kirkland & Ellis has hired the head of Linklaters’ UK competition practice Paula Riedel. Riedel has been at Linklaters since qualifying in 1996. She became a partner in 2003 and has been UK head […]

No5’s Ian Bridge in HMRC v Infinity

Ian Bridge specialises in VAT. He is regularly instructed in substantial cases in an advisory capacity and as an advocate in the tax tribunals. In this judgment he successfully resisted an appeal to the Upper Tier Tribunal against a decision of the First Tier Tribunal to strike out evidence relating to alleged fraud. The judgment is important […]

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Shell global legal director warns firms: work with us on pricing

Royal Dutch Shell global legal director Donny Ching has put fee arrangements at the forefront of his next panel review, scheduled for April 2016. Over the last few years Shell has managed a robust approach to pricing, with the adoption of what it terms ‘appropriate fee arrangements’ (AFAs). The in-house team has made heavy use […]

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Gateley plans first UK law firm IPO

Birmingham law firm Gateley is set to become the first firm in the UK to float on the London stock exchange. According to The Sunday Times, the firm has been in talks with City fund managers to float on the stock market as early as this year, valued at an estimated £130m to £140m. A spokesperson […]


Kingsley Napley reports profits of £9.5m for 2014/15 financial year

Kingsley Napley has announced an increase in unaudited profit of 7.9 per cent, rising from £8.8m to £9.5m in 2014/15. The Farringdon-based firm also showed continued revenue growth, with turnover increasing from £28.8m in the 2013/14 financial year to £31m in 2014/15. It estimates average revenue per equity partner (PEP) to be £400,000. This is […]

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