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IHL series: Fraud

To support our IHL community, we hosted a webinar on Fraud where we discussed the recent upsurge in fraud due to home working, general awareness of fraudulent activity and what businesses can do to protect themselves.

How changes in planning rules will impact the PRS market

In this latest podcast from Shoosmiths’ planning team, partners Kathryn Jump and David Mathias discuss the private rented sector (PRS) and the opportunities that exist for developers as we emerge out of lockdown and new planning changes take effect.

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Six firms appointed to Transport for Greater Manchester panel

Six firms have won a place on Transport for Greater Manchester’s (TfGM) near-£90m professional services framework, after it was delayed due to “exceptional circumstances” last year. Ashurst, Addleshaw Goddard, DLA Piper, Gowling WLG, Squire Patton Boggs and Weightmans have been appointed to Lot 9 (Legal services for major or complex projects) of TfGM’s professional services panel. […]

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Former Slaughters partner to carry out Greensill review

Corporate veteran Nigel Boardman has been appointed by the Prime Minister to carry out an independent review into the ongoing Greensill saga. Boardman, who left Slaughter and May’s partnership in 2019, is a non-executive director of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. He has continued since as a senior consultant at Slaughters, with […]

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