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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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Law firms failing to implement new employment regulations correctly could see a rise in unfair dismissal claims from trainees who are not kept on upon qualification. Under new statutory disciplinary and dismissal regulations which came into force on Friday (1 October), when an employee is dismissed a three-stage procedure must be followed by the employer. […]

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Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy has joined the growing throng of firms shaking up its Asian strategy as the US firm re-jigs the regional management. Gary Wigmore, currently managing partner of Milbank’s Singapore office and managing partner of the firm’s Asian project finance group, will relocate to head up Tokyo. The current incumbent David Impastato […]

Johnson Stokes rejigs top jobs as senior partner retires

Johnson Stokes & Master has reshuffled the senior roles within its Hong Kong-based head office following the retirement of the firm’s senior partner. Simon Ip has retired from the firm’s partnership after 32 years with the firm, eight of which were spent as senior partner. He will stay on as an honorary adviser to the […]

CC, Deneys join forces on Barclays’ Absa bid

South Africa firm Deneys Reitz has reignited its old ties with Clifford Chance to act for Barclays on its attempt to secure a majority shareholding in the country’s largest retail bank Absa. Deneys won the mandate after being recommended to Barclays by JPMorgan, which is also advising the UK bank on the deal. Barclays is […]

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