MHCLG document Planning for the Future (12 March 2020) announces: Measures to improve performance of local planning authorities Formula for calculating local housing need to recognise 300,000 dpa target Deadline of December 2023 for all LPA to have an up-to-date local plan Reform New Homes Bonus to reward delivery Reform planning fees to properly resource […]
Introduction At present, the contest between need and the environmental effects of expansion of Heathrow has been settled by a virus. The Government advises against all international travel. In the minds of many, and in particular the media, R (oao) Planet B Earth v Secretary of State for Transport  EWCA Civ 214, is a case about […]
By Becket Bedford As countries start closing their borders under the escalating threat of Covid-19 what rights does the UK have and what about UK citizens in Europe? Leading immigration and human rights barrister Becket Bedford of No5 Barristers’ Chambers offers his expert analysis: The UK, like every member state, is free to test new […]
Artificial intelligence, cloud computing, software as a service (SaaS), machine learning. Just a few of the most commonly heard terms associated with the raft of new technologies now disrupting the legal industry. But, no matter your enthusiasm or ambition, successfully implementing new technology and ensuring its adoption can be a huge challenge. Many projects end […]
By Mark J. Forte At this time of great uncertainty, we hope it is useful to offer you an update on the operation of the BVI litigation market. The BVI Commercial Court has introduced proactive measures to ensure minimal interruption to its operations, whilst ensuring public health is not jeopardized. BVI has therefore moved to […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented pressures on cashflow for the business community and global stock markets have suffered significant falls over the last few days. Against this backdrop pension schemes (whether defined benefit or defined contribution) face their own challenges.
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Ashurst and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer were on call as two high street businesses plunged into administration in one day. Ashurst is acting on the administration of Carluccio’s, which has become the first major casual dining casualty since the coronavirus lockdown. Led by restructuring partner Drew Sainsbury and corporate partner Bruce Hanton, the firm is advising […]
Reed Smith has slowed partner cash distributions in a bid to counteract the potential economic impact on its business amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Management at the firm has introduced new contingency measures that will reduce monthly draws by 40 per cent for equity partners and 15 per cent for fixed share partners, The Lawyer understands. The […]
Over 200 junior barristers have signed a letter to the Bar Council and its vice-chair Amanda Pinto QC, asking it to respond to the self-employed income support scheme announced by the UK Government last week. The Chancellor of the Exchequer announced on Thursday that self-employed people will be supported with 80 per cent of their […]
Pinsent Masons has announced a promotions round of 17 this year, making up two individuals from outside of its traditional legal services group for the first time. Head of the firm’s client solutions group, David Halliwell, has been named as a partner, as well as Hayley Boxall in Pinsents’ forensic and accounting services group. It […]
Macfarlanes and Weil Gotshal & Manges were the two firms leading on the sale of the iconic Ritz Hotel completed late on Friday evening. The acquisition means an unnamed Qatari investor now owns the Ritz hotel on the same night that the property closed its doors for the first time in more than 100 years […]
Covid-19 has profoundly destabilised economic and social life as we know it. As we enter the second week of a nationwide lockdown, The Lawyer would like to hear from our readership. We would like to know your views on your current working practices and have created a survey which you can access here. We would […]