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Permission in principle – growth, renewal, protect

The biggest shake up of the planning system since 1947 continues apace with the announcement, on 2 August, of government plans to create an automatic green light for development within specifically designated areas of the country.

Setting aside company transactions involving Jersey, Guernsey and BVI companies

Financial pressure can change perspectives on transactions – whether through the lens of an insolvent winding up, in the context of a counterparty or related interested party exploring ways in which they might unravel a transaction, or a new board considering whether a company can extricate itself from contractual arrangements that appear to have been subject to a conflict of interest or which were for an improper purpose.

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Clifford Chance has unveiled a set of diversity pledges, covering gender, race and LGBT, as it aims to improve its credentials by 2030. On the gender front, the firm said it wants to increase its female partner representation to at least 40 per cent by 2030. However, according to the firm’s latest set of gender […]

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Simmons promotes six new partners after Covid delay

Simmons & Simmons has announced its latest set of partner promotions, after opting to defer the decision earlier this year. The small collective of six marks a huge contrast to last year, when the firm promoted its largest round ever. In 2019, 15 lawyers ascended to the partnership, including eight in its City office. It […]

Strike-out success for Wirecard in India fraud claim

Wirecard is no longer facing a costly lawsuit in London after the High Court ruled in favour of the under-fire payment services company, striking out allegations of fraud. A ruling handed down by Sir Ross Cranston on Wednesday confirmed that the claimants’ case did not have a realistic prospect of success and that there was […]

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