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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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Hammonds partners are bracing themselves for a crash in profitability, which has forced management to cut partner drawings by 12 per cent. As first revealed on www.thelawyer.com (3 February), a stunned partnership was informed of the situation at a meeting last Wednesday (2 February). It is understood that profit could drop by as much as 25 […]

Hong Kong corporate star quits Linklaters

Linklaters’ Hong Kong-based corporate partner Dominic Tsun has quit after almost eight years with the magic circle firm.Tsun’s departure is a blow to the firm because of his close relationships with a number of investment banks, including Goldman Sachs and HSBC.Last April Tsun advised HSBC as global coordinator, bookrunner, lead manager and sponsor on the […]

Pillsbury, Shaw Pittman seal merger agreement

Last night Pillsbury Winthrop and Shaw Pittman finally confirmed their intention to merge. The two firms have signed a letter of intent to merge. When the deal is completed the combined firm will have around 900 lawyers, spread over 16 offices with a combined turnover of more than $600m. The merger is subject to approval […]

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Property company London & Regional (L&R) last week settled its £30m negligence claim against Lawrence Graham and runaway partner Michael Fielding on the first day of the trial. The claim was launched in 2004 and relates to a deal between L&R and airport operator TBI involving Fielding, the former Lawrence Graham partner who allegedly stole £2m from L&R’s […]

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