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A fast-track for beautiful developments?

The Government has published its long-awaited white paper on planning reform, which seeks views on 24 proposals. In this legal insight we look at the key areas that have been targeted for reform.

Cayman Islands administrative fines regime for insurance licensees

By Rob Humphries The Monetary Authority (Administrative Fines) (Amendment) Regulations, 2020 (the “Amendment Regulations”) came into force on 26 June 2020. The Amendment Regulations serve to amend Schedule 1 of the Monetary Authority (Administrative Fines) Regulations (2019 Revision) (the “Fines Regulations”) and extend the scope of the fines which may be levied by the Cayman […]

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Freeths to cut 80 roles in redundancy process

National firm Freeths is to start a redundancy consultation across its offices, the latest firm to announce such plans as a result of Covid-19. The firm expects to cut around 80 roles across its 13 UK locations, including both lawyers and professional support staff. News of the process was delivered by chairman Colin Flanagan in […]

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Bakers revamps China strategy with PRC verein member

Baker McKenzie has deepened its relationship with existing Chinese ally FenXun Partners, by adding the Chinese firm to its global network as a Swiss verein member. Baker McKenzie and FenXun first joined forces in 2015, when the two formed the first joint operation office (JOO) under Shanghai’s new free trade zone pilot scheme. Since then, […]

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Travers reduces annual bonuses as part of Covid-19 cuts

Travers Smith has deferred salary reviews and reduced its annual firmwide bonus as part of additional measures to protect the financial stability of the firm. In April, the firm cut monthly partner drawings, with senior partners taking a 25 per cent cut in drawings. It also deferred partner distributions “until the longer-term trading position becomes […]

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