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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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Deal of the week – NEWCO

Elvinger takes lead role in three-way steel merger Luxembourg firm Elvinger Hoss & Prussen has advised all the parties in a three-way merger between Usinor, Aceralia Corporacion Siderurgica and Arbed, which will create the world’s biggest steel company. Slaughter and May’s UK office acted as coordinator of the deal, which was given regulatory approval last […]

The non-events

The financial shockwaves from 11 September have resounded into insurance for sporting events. Jason Smith reports on how organisers are having to bone up on their cover “The world has changed considerably and new risks need to be taken into account and that is why we wrote to FIFA cancelling the insurance.” So went the […]

Bartlett in professional negligence firing line

Chester firm Bartlett & Son could face a professional negligence claim after losing a time-wasting appeal at the hands of James Chapman & Co, according to the Court of Appeal. Should the client pursue it, the claim will come from a girl who in 1994, then aged three, was injured in a car accident and […]

Pannone sports ace brought onside by Derby FC footballer

Pannone & Partners is acting for a Derby County FC footballer who wants to play in more matches. Midfield player Giorgi Kinkladze has been rejected for at least six of the Rams’ last nine matches since new manager Colin Todd took over at the football club. In his frustration, Kinkladze has brought in Pannones sports […]

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