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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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Parallel borderlines

Oh, the charm of symmetries. In the magic circle there’s the competitive dialectic of Linklaters and Freshfields competing for the same FTSE clients, the same banks and the same profitability. In the silver circle Macfarlanes and Travers Smith vie for the choice independent firm referrals. And two Scottish-headquartered firms that have been in head-on combat […]

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Welsh Government unveils slimmed-down panel

Five law firms have been re-appointed to the Welsh Government’s legal panel but three firms have lost their places. Browne Jacobson, Eversheds, Geldards, Hugh James and Morgan Cole have all been appointed to the main advisory panel and have also won appointments on a number of sub-panels. The five firms were all previously appointed to […]

Weil posts 8 per cent rise in profit for 2011

Weil Gotshal & Manges has posted its year-end financials for 2011 that reveal for modest top line growth, with all key metrics ahead of where they were in 2009. Gross revenue rose 3.8 per cent in 2010 from $1.185bn to $1.229bn, while average profit per equity partner jumped 8 per cent to $2.44m. Weil’s executive […]

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LG sues former client over unpaid fees

LG has launched legal action against former client Dr Zaur Leshkasheli for unpaid fees in relation to litigation. Leshkasheli instructed LG in August 2009 in connection with a case being mooted by him, British Virgin Islands company Swinbrook Developments and Isle of Man-based Rosserlane Consultants against Credit Suisse over the forced sale of Caspian Energy […]

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