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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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Now is the time to invest in companies that make small furniture! The 2 1 City of Westminster in the City Plan 2019- 2040 has suggested that new developments and conversions will (unless necessary to protect a heritage asset) not be allowed to provide units of greater than 150 sq m (1,615 sq ft) to […]

Survey: Brexit will have a greater impact on the UK than 2008 crash

By Robin Henry In a recent survey by law firm Collyer Bristow of 200 senior decision makers at firms based in London, 80% stated that they believe that Brexit will have a greater impact on the UK economy than the financial crisis of 2007 – 2008. Interestingly that fell to 64% in the banking and financial […]

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Hong Kong exodus

Patrick Sherrington has become the latest top lawyer to leave Hong Kong for the UK after eight years in the colony. Sherrington, a commercial litigation partner at Lovell White Durrant and a former vice president of the Hong Kong Law Society, has taken a three-month sabbatical before he starts at Lovells’ city office.

US practice poaches top Lovells corporate partner

Lovell White Durrant has been hit by several high profile departures, including the defection of highly respected corporate partner Andrew Curran who is joining US firm Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton. Curran joins a growing number of British high fliers who have been tempted to move to US competitors. Last year, former Clifford Chance partners […]

Legal aid fee plans get thumbs down

The legal profession has reacted angrily to the Lord Chancellor’s proposals to introduce standard fees for civil legal aid cases, accusing the Government of seeking justice on the cheap. Under the proposals published last week, standard fees would apply for family and domestic violence work carried out by litigating solicitors and all civil legal aid […]

'Watershed' first agreement among rival Russian Bars

RUSSIA’S three largest rival groups of lawyers reached agreement for the first time ever at the International Bar Association conference in Moscow this month. Since the fall of communism and the break up of the Soviet Union, groups regulating Russian lawyers have splintered and have been competing bitterly for members. Now, in the first signs […]

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