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05/16/2013 in Real Estate, Real Estate & Development, Dispute Resolution, Housing & Regeneration, Real Estate Litigation By Simon Bagg
In an Inside Housing article, Simon Bagg discusses the news that a number of councils are reviewing their policies on providing housing benefit funding to night shelters because of a legal ruling concerning the definition of a ‘home’.
Many of the shelters rely on housing benefit for income and may be forced to close if it is withdrawn.
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05/13/2013 in Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions By Nadim Khan, Ian McDonald
Lewis Silkin has advised its client Bushveld Minerals Limited (AIM:BMN) on its intention to make an off-market takeover offer to acquire all of the ordinary shares in Lemur Resources Limited (ASX:LMR).
The Lewis Silkin team was led by Corporate Finance partner Nadim Khan, alongside senior associate Ian McDonald.
05/07/2013 in Real Estate, Planning & Environment By Ben Halsey, Judith Damerell
In an interview with Lexis PSL, Judith Damerell and Ben Halsey discuss whether conservation covenants will be embraced or shunned in a Britain focused on building.
Judith and Ben go on to talk about the Law Commission's proposals to introduce a statutory scheme of conservation covenants in England and Wales.
Legal IT Insider have covered Lewis Silkin's implementation of the new IntApp Open system, which is designed to streamline new client review and accelerate new matter inception.
Jan Durant has also commented on why the firm decided to implement the new platform. Lewis Silkin previously implemented IntApp product, Time Builder, two years ago and partnered with IntApp on its new business acceptance initiative in 2012.
05/01/2013 in Immigration By Raj Shah
In an article for Lawyer2B, Raj Shah discusses how changes in immigration policy are making it increasingly difficult for firms to recruit immigrants as trainee solicitors.
Until recently, international students could switch from the Tier 4 student migrant category to the Tier 2 category. However, changes to the Immigration Rules mean that students cannot switch from Tier 4 to Tier 2 unless they have passed a UK-recognised bachelor or master’s degree or attained certain awards in education.