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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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Osborne Clarke in practice head reshuffle

Osborne Clarke has undergone a reshuffle of its sector and practice management, appointing corporate partner Conrad Davies as real estate and infrastructure head. The sector’s former head, real estate disputes partner Leona Briggs, has been named as litigation practice group chief succeeding Peter Clough who stepped down as his term came to an end.  Having […]

CFTC no-action relief and request for comment for the transaction-level requirements of non-US swap dealers

On 14 November 2013, the Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (DSIO) of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued Advisory 13-69 in response to inquiries from swap market participants as to whether a non-US swap dealer (SD) must comply with the transaction-level requirements set forth in Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street […]

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Asia moves: 6 Jan 2014

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within firms and offices in the Asia Pacific region. Australia Gilbert + Tobin has appointed Justin Little as a partner in its energy and resources practice in Perth. Prior to joining G + T, he was a partner at Herbert Smith Freehills, where he led the mining […]

Plans to simplify petrol storage legislation

By Sophie Wilkinson The Health and Safety Executive is consulting on changes to legislation concerning the storage of petrol — with the aim of simplifying and modernising it. The proposal is to create one new set of regulations to replace eight existing pieces of legislation that currently apply to petrol storage. The main change for operators […]

In-house travel extravaganza

If you’re fortunate enough to be considering a holiday in the new year, how about checking out this week’s in-house interview with Tui Travel group legal director, Mike Bowers. The high-flying lawyer, a one time Thomsons holiday rep, reveals all about getting the best value from his roster of legal advisers. A key part of […]

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