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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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St Philip's plc breaks new ground

Birmingham set St Philip’s Chambers’ move to create a public limited company takes it as close as practice rules allow to establishing a partnership. Some legal commentators believe that its creation could be a precursor to St Philip’s shedding some of its less profitable practice groups. They also speculate that the chambers would be keen […]

Arthur Cox appoints managing partner

Irish law firm Arthur Cox has promoted the head of its commercial department to managing partner in a move to become the top corporate practice in the Republic. Eugene McCague replaces commercial property partner Ian Scott as the head of the firm. Scott has served eight years and will continue to practise at Arthur Cox. […]

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Fujitsu has lost its vice president of legal and commercial affairs after the company embarked on a European joint venture with Siemens AG. David Hyams left the company a month ago as Fujitsu Computers (Europe) was absorbed with the new entity Fujitsu Siemens Computers BV. Freshfields has boosted its Milan office by taking two partners […]

Linklaters Opens Three New European Offices

Linklaters & Alliance is opening three new European offices and has poached a Clifford Chance partner to head up one of the three new Central and Eastern Europe offices. Csaba Berecz moves from Clifford Chance’s Budapest office to become managing partner in Linklaters new Hungarian office which opens in Budapest early next year. Linklaters has […]

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Rights. The Commission for Racial Equality, the Equal Opportunities Commission and the National Disability Council launched a pocket guide aimed at small businesses entitled Equal Opportunities is Your Business Too. It details the civil liberties and human rights legislation affecting companies. Former Conservative minister David Mellor, whose lover Penelope Cobham is reportedly seeking a £1m […]

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