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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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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 […]

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Eversheds nabs latest restructuring mandate on Fleetway Travel collapse

Travel operator Fleetway has called in PwC as it fell into administration yesterday, with Eversheds Sutherland appointed to assist the Big Four giant. The company’s collapse was brought on by cash flow pressures amid Covid-19, a scenario many travel companies are also facing as fewer holidaymakers book overseas trips. Fleetway, which employs around 62 employees, […]

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Kennedys enters into formal association with Canadian firm

Kennedys has entered into a partnership with Canadian insurance firm, Dolden Wallace Folick. The association with Doldens takes the number of Kennedys’ offices, associations or co-operations around the globe to 63. This is the firm’s first association with a Canadian firm and follows the US merger three years ago with Carroll McNulty & Kull. At […]

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Eversheds disbands South Africa mining practice after six-strong departure

Eversheds Sutherland has called time on its South African mining and natural resources practice after just one year, following a six-strong team departure. Eversheds’ former head of mining and infrastructure Warren Beech and partner Nicholas Veltman have left the firm to establish their own boutique. They are joined by fellow lawyers Refiloe Vengeni and Eben […]

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The 60 second interview: Innovation is a powerful virtuous cycle when done right

Linklaters’ global head of innovation Shilpa Bhandarkar shares the five fundamentals for fostering innovation, as part of the Business Leadership Series. What are the fundamentals for fostering a culture of innovation within a firm? There are five pieces to this jigsaw, which need to fit together for real impact. First, visible senior buy-in. Innovation involves risk […]

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