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Reform of the Community Infrastructure Levy

By Katherine Evans In March we reported on the government’s consultation on the reform of the current system of developer contributions. The government’s response to the consultation, released at the end of October, confirms that change is on the horizon. The key themes of the consultation were centred around a desire to make the system simpler and more […]

Court of Appeal rules on ATM rates

By Şenay Nihat Since 2013, retailers have had to pay non-domestic rates (‘Business Rates’) for automated teller machines (ATMs) built into the front of stores, rather than treating the ATMs as part of the store’s overall rating for valuation purposes. The Business Rates bill for the ATM was backdated to 2010, hitting retailers with significant […]

Proposed ban on flammable cladding – An update

By Adrian Mansbridge Following Dame Hackitt’s Review of the Building Regulations and Fire Safety the government announced that it would consult on banning flammable cladding. The consultation closed on 14 August 2018 and the housing secretary announced at the Conservative Party Conference that the ban would be brought forward.

Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport improves contracting process for healthcare

By Frank John Vrolijk, Aurélie Mingels On 9 November 2018, the Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS) informed the House of Representatives about the developments regarding the contracting process for care provision. The minister expresses his displeasure at the growth in the supply of non-contracted care in GGZ care and district nursing where this is […]

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Cadwalader loses restructuring partner

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft has suffered its third defection since it laid off 96 lawyers in July this year. London restructuring partner Jackson Taylor has moved to Latham & Watkins one month after New York environmental litigator Andrew Perel left Cadwalader for Steptoe & Johnson. Earlier this year (26 August), The Lawyer reported on the […]

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Shearman sends NYC partner to head Europe

Shearman & Sterling has named New York M&A partner Creighton Condon as its European managing partner. Condon is one of Shearman’s most senior lawyers. Shearman hopes his move will boost the firm’s corporate practice across Europe. Shearman UK managing partner Anthony Ward said: “The European managing partner role is more one of facilitating greater integration […]

Bird & Bird ramps up IP in Sweden and Finland

Bird & Bird has boosted its Nordic IP team with the hire of four lawyers across Sweden and Finland. The firm raided Swedish IP boutique Gozzo for name partner Giovanni Gozzo, as well as senior lawyers ­Ragnar Lundgren and Orjan Grunden, taking all but three of the firm’s lawyers. Meanwhile in Finland, Bird & Bird […]

Norton Rose creates anti-corruption group

Norton Rose creates anti-corruption group” />Norton Rose is launching an anti-corruption and business ethics group to tackle clients’ increasing focus on reducing their exposure to anti-fraud legislation. The firmwide initiative, spearheaded by disputes partner Sam Eastwood, will cover eight jurisdictions in Europe, the Far East and the Middle East. Eastwood said clients were unaware of […]

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Coca-Cola legal head takes GC role at William Grant

Whisky company William Grant & Sons has created a global general counsel role, hiring rated Coca-Cola Enterprises legal chief Eva Bishop to lead its new-look legal team. Bishop will join the company at the start of next year. The current head of legal, Andrew McLean, will stay on at William Grant & Sons under Bishop. […]

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