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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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Farrers boosts corporate team with Wedlake hires

Farrer & Co has made a double raid on Wedlake Bell, poaching two corporate lawyers, including the firm’s former practice head. Wedlake’s corporate partner Adam Walker and associate Jaideep Bal will both join Farrers, Bal as a partner, giving the firm’s mid-market focussed practice seven corporate partners. Walker had been corporate head at Wedlakes for […]

Pinsents threatens to sue Baker Tilly after Revenue probe

Pinsent Masons is considering legal action against its former accountancy firm after the Inland Revenue launched an investigation into a suspected underpayment of taxes by Masons. Legacy Masons partners have been formally notified of alleged accounting errors made over a number of years by previous accountancy firm Baker Tilly, which many expect will result in […]

Clifford Chance kicks off Wembley litigation

Clifford Chance and Walker Morris began a long-awaited face-off in the High Court today as litigation over the construction of the new Wembley Stadium kicked off. Clifford Chance partner Alex Panayides is leading Australian builder Multiplex’s £60m claim against contractor Cleveland Bridge, which it says is partly responsible for delays to Wembley’s construction. Walker Morris’s […]

Lawrence Graham focuses on India in new corporate strategy

Lawrence Graham is to focus on growth in India after seeing its revenue from the country more than triple during the past two years. The firm’s recently revised corporate strategy has the country as one of three key focal points. The other two are capital-raising and corporate real estate. Rather than investing in China, which it said already […]

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