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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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Litigation Writs 01/04/97

A woman from Winslow in Buckinghamshire is being taken to the High Court in a dispute over a will. Timothy Trusted, of London SW1, has issued a High Court writ against Susan Fennell. The writ says Trusted is the sole proving executor in the last will of Eileen Muriel Trusted, late of Little Hoewyck, Fenhurst, […]

In brief: West end practice Keene Marsland folds

Two-partner West End firm Keene Marsland closed last week with the move of one of its partners to London media and entertainment specialists Harbottle & Lewis. Bob Mitchell, who this week joins Harbottle & Lewis as a senior associate in the sports law department, said the split with his partner John Deane was amicable, after […]

Eversheds' £7m Elite system ready for work

Elizabeth Davidson reports CITY firm Eversheds’ London, Jersey and Brussels offices “went live” for the first time last week with the Elite practice management system, in what is believed to be the biggest installation of its kind in the world. Eversheds is to invest £7m in the project over a five-year period and, last Monday, […]

Norwich firm returns to its roots

Norwich law firm Fosters is going back to a traditional partnership structure this week, four years after having scrapped the concept of partners in a radical restructuring that won plaudits. “Increasingly the firm realised it was missing something,” said managing partner Andrew Saul, who in 1993 oversaw the introduction of a four-strong management board to […]

Hammonds hit by Gale blow

Leading insolvency lawyer Stephen Gale is negotiating to leave Hammond Suddards after 11 years as a partner, to help Herbert Smith build up a corporate recovery unit. Gale, currently head of the firm’s 34-lawyer corporate recovery team, moved from Masons in Hong Kong in 1986 to help Hammonds’ insolvency partner Chris Jones build up the […]

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