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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 […]

Downsizing?..There may be no choice

Now is the time to invest in companies that make small furniture! The 2 1 City of Westminster in the City Plan 2019- 2040 has suggested that new developments and conversions will (unless necessary to protect a heritage asset) not be allowed to provide units of greater than 150 sq m (1,615 sq ft) to […]

Survey: Brexit will have a greater impact on the UK than 2008 crash

By Robin Henry In a recent survey by law firm Collyer Bristow of 200 senior decision makers at firms based in London, 80% stated that they believe that Brexit will have a greater impact on the UK economy than the financial crisis of 2007 – 2008. Interestingly that fell to 64% in the banking and financial […]

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RPC sends City lawyer to bolster nascent Singapore base

Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC) is to expand its recently opened Singapore office with the transfer of legal director Jeremy Hewitt from London to lead a regional financial lines practice. The firm made its international debut in Singapore last October on the back of hiring Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) insurance and reinsurance partner Mark Errington […]

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White & Case funds partner quits for DLA Piper in New York

White & Case is set to lose a second member of its City funds practice, with global securitisation head Richard Reilly joining DLA Piper in the US. Reilly, who advises on investment fund formation, currently splits his time between London and New York, acting for US financial institutions including Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan, […]

Doughty Street silk seeks to appeal libel payment to Baby P’s father

The publishers of The People are looking to appeal a substantial libel payout after the High Court today ruled that the paper mistakenly labelled Baby P’s father a convicted rapist. Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN) has been ordered to pay the man – referred to only as KC – £75,000 for what his counsel, James Dingemans […]

Giggs, gags and lessons to be learnt

Two recent casesshow why privacy injunctions must be approached with care The pendulum on privacy law continues to swing backwards and forwards. While the Leveson Inquiry focuses on the excesses of the tabloid press and calls for greater regulation, the failure of Ryan Giggs to reinstate his claim for damages against The Sun for breach […]

Tulkinghorn: Jobs for the boys

Tulkinghorn doesn’t give every charity shindig the time of day, but when he heard about Business in the Community’s Give & Gain Day, when worthies leave their day jobs and do some proper work, (which Eversheds is co-sponsoring with Lloyds Banking Group) he couldn’t hold back. Laudable though the initiative may be, sending lawyers to […]

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