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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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Plot a path to laptop land

Kevin Mackay looks at the points to ponder before you splash out on that computer Lawyers in Bird & Bird, use laptops for presentations – which may include multimedia and the Internet – working directly on legal documents in the office with clients, and other lawyers, and for keeping in contact with the main office […]

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Europe may intervene in immunity case

The European Court of Human Rights may be asked for the first time to decide if barristers can be sued for negligent conduct in court cases. The possible challenge follows the House of Lords Appeal Committee’s refusal to give Mohammed Patel leave to appeal against immunity rules which prevent him from suing his barrister, Ghulam […]

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Fladgate Fielder advised Gabriel Trust on its recent AIM flotation. Fladgate also advised Charles Stanley & Co

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