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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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Dianna Kempe QC has been reinstated as secretary general of the International Bar Association after something of a to-do when she was challenged for the position. The IBA Council’s overwhelming vote in her favour coincides with a groundswell of support for the woman who, had she lost, would have been out of the running for […]

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THE FIRST woman office holder at the International Bar Association won a surprise election challenge for secretary general only to become embroiled in an embarrassing political row. During the IBA conference in Berlin last week, a forum for managing partners organised by Dianna Kempe QC, who had just seen off an electoral challenge by Nutifafa […]

In brief: Pepin pops in to pep up Channel 4 team

Neil Pepin, programme lawyer for L!ve TV, will join Channel 4 in the New Year as deputy head of legal services. He will work under Jan Tomalin, with responsibility for checking programme content and ensuring the channel’s compliance with its regulators.

Titanic error to ignore split

According to the press release issued by the Law Society, the votes cast in respect of the motion to split its representational role from its regulatory function were as follows: in favour: 8,881 (38.48 per cent), against: 14,199 (61.52 per cent). I cannot understand on what basis Mr Girling, the president, can say that this […]

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