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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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Herbert Smith Freehills and Morgan Lewis & Bockius are representing a consortium in its rescue of troubled Flybe Airways for £2.2m. The consortium is formed by Connect Airways, a joint venture company owned by Cyrus funds, Stobart Aviation and Virgin Atlantic. Morgan Lewis partner Georgia Quenby has been leading for Connect and Cyrus, along with […]

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Fieldfisher duo vie for top job in senior partner elections

Fieldfisher has started the process to find a successor to senior partner Matthew Lohn, The Lawyer has learned, with two partners throwing their hats in the ring. Corporate partner David Wilkinson and real estate partner Anthony Phillips are understood to be the first to have launched their bids. Both partners are longtime Fieldfisher lawyers. Wilkinson was […]

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HSF develops in-house tech tool to calculate risks in disputes

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has launched a “decision tree” analysis service with software that helps clients make better decisions when they need to evaluate potential risks in disputes. The service is offered by the firm’s decision analysis team, which is led by deputy head of commercial litigation partner Alexander Oddy and commercial and financial disputes […]

Aldgate

Redundancy consultation set to begin at Ince Gordon Dadds

Ince Gordon Dadds’ tie-up is off to a tentative start, with the newly-merged firm understood to be starting a redundancy consultation among its staff. Commencing next week, and three months after the £110m merger was agreed, Ince Gordon Dadds will embark on a redundancy process which The Lawyer understands will largely affect support staff on both the […]

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