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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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Olswang expands Belgian headcount

Olswang has hired IP partner Christine De Keersmaeker from Bright Legal Solutions in a bid to expand its Brussels office. De Keersmaeker will bring with her two associates, expanding the office’s capability to 10 lawyers (two partners and eight associates) and one trainee. Michael Burdon, joint head of the firm’s IP group, said Olswang had […]

Standard Chartered in derivatives offensive

Standard Chartered Bank is bulking up its in-house derivatives expertise across the globe. The bank snared derivatives associate Belle Chan-Moffat from Stephenson Harwood for its London team at a time when most banks are cutting staff rather than recruiting. A source close to the bank said: “There’s been significant growth in the commodity derivatives market, […]

DWF further strengthens family with northern hires

DWF has made further moves to strengthen its family practice credentials, with lateral hires to its Liverpool and Preston offices. Pauline McNamara, a family partner at Southport firm Fletchers, has moved over to the Liverpool office of DWF together with associate Helen Morgan, an assistant, a trainee and three secretaries. The move is a snub […]

Dewey repositions to make London key

Dewey & LeBoeuf chairman Steve Davis has vowed to make London a strategic priority as he moves to position the firm as a transatlantic, rather than a US, player. Davis, who took control of the firm following the October merger between US firms Dewey Ballantine and LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae, aims to increase the […]

Ashurst, Mayer Brown rethink debt package for Citigroup tower

Ashurst, Mayer Brown rethink debt package for Citigroup tower” />Patience and a considerable rejigging of the financing package were needed in order for Ashurst client Gardenprime to complete a major acquisition. As first reported on www.thelawyer.com (2 July), Ashurst acted for Gardenprime, a joint venture between private equity house Propinvest and Irish businessman Derek Quinlan, […]

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