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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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Bargaining under the Fair Work Act 2009: best-practice guide — Australia

The Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act) provides for good-faith bargaining, restrictions on the content of agreements, a single stream of collective enterprise agreements, an enhanced role for union officials as bargaining representatives and participants in dispute resolution and a streamlined process for approval. There is no provision for the making of individual statutory […]

The safety net: best-practice guide — Australia

The safety net consists of the 10 National Employment Standards (NESs) and modern awards and sets the minimum terms and conditions of employment for all employees in the federal system. Set out in this briefing is a snapshot of particular elements of each NES entitlement. An employer must comply with the NES in relation to […]

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Career changers find new lease of legal life

Question: What’s better than headlining Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage? Answer: A day at the police station. That’s the world according to Dave Rowntree, Blur drummer and Kingsley Napley criminal solicitor. In today’s feature, Rowntree reveals that clerking his first trial, a four-handed murder case at the Old Bailey no less, was, even given some of the […]

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Tollers contemplates ABS as PEP soars by 69 per cent

Northampton firm Tollers is contemplating a possible ABS launch for its consumer-focused arm as the firm reports a 69 per cent increase in its net profit for 2012/13. Tollers reported a 1 per cent turnover increase for 2012/13 from £8.4m to £8.5m. The firm’s net profit, however, saw a 69 per cent jump to £1.55m […]

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