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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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DLA to resume distributions with late summer round

DLA Piper is to resume partner profits distributions in August following a three-month delay, The Lawyer understands. The firm is expected to hold an over-distribution round at the end of the summer that includes profits from the last financial year. This comes as the firm deferred its regular May distribution, with the expected August round […]

Vodafone’s global litigation chief departs for rival

Vodafone’s head of litigation is leaving the telecoms giant after six years to take on a similar role at competitor Lycamobile. Alex Woods will become the first in-house litigation director of the mobile network operator. As part of his new role, he will report directly into chairman Subaskaran Allirajah and the private company’s board. He […]

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Pinsents’ PEP falls for second consecutive year

Despite global turnover rising by four per cent over the last 12 months, profit per equity partner (PEP) at Pinsent Masons has dropped for the second year in a row. With a reduction of almost 12 per cent, Pinsents’ PEP dropped from £620,000 to £546,000 for the last financial year, representing yet another blow following last […]

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