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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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Morgan Lewis continues City hiring spree with two new joiners

Morgan Lewis & Bockius has added two new technology partners to its London office, as its hiring spree in the capital continues. The US firm has brought on Pillsbury partner Mike Pierides and counsel Simon Lightman, who joins as a partner. Pierides will be a member of Morgan Lewis’ corporate practice, specialising in IT and […]

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SFO shakeups begin with first reshuffle of Osofsky’s reign

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has announced a major shakeup of its management team in director Lisa Osofsky’s first significant changes since taking over from David Green QC. Two new roles have been created at the SFO and it is now recruiting for a head of intelligence – who will be focused largely on reinvigorating […]

No5 advises on a case involving challenge to Gypsy site

R (Marden PC) v Herefordshire Council, Soole J  issued his judgment in this case, which relates to a challenge by a parish council in respect of the grant of planning permission (“PP”) for expansion of a Gypsy site. MPC raised 4 grounds. Three are case-specific, but ground 3 may be of wider interest relating to the standard of […]

Gowling WLG appoints partner in Employment, Labour & Equalities Group

By Andrew Bratt Gowling WLG is pleased to announce that Andrew Bratt has joined the firm as a partner and Toronto group leader for the Employment, Labour & Equalities Group practice. Bratt’s practice focuses on all aspects of employment law, including employment-related litigation, human rights proceedings, employment standards claims, workers’ compensation proceedings and employment issues […]

Gowling WLG advises Oxbotica on multimillion Pound funding boost

International law firm Gowling WLG have advised client Oxbotica on its £14 million investment to accelerate the autonomous vehicle company’s international growth strategy. Following advisory from Gowling WLG’s Corporate, Finance and Tax team, mobile autonomy software developer Oxbotica has secured funds from three leading investors: IP Group plc, Parkwalk Advisors and AXA XL (formerly XL […]

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