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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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Nauta Dutilh chairman Henri Ophof has resigned along with managing partner Job van der Have. Both leave the firm less than a year after the elections, citing personal differences as the reason for their departures. Van der Have was re-elected as managing partner, but Ophof did not stand, and was replaced by Johan van Marwijk-Kooj, […]

Talk about communication

The increasingly global reach of major City firms and their ever-growing size benefits clients in many ways, but only if the firms’ internal communications systems are effective. Most have invested heavily in the vast array of modern technology available – emails, internet, intranets, extranets and video-conferencing being some of the most popular. Their efforts to […]

Amvescap

Amvescap in £1.05bn bid for fund managers Perpetual. Amvescap advised by Schroders Salomon Smith Barney, De Guardiola Advisors and Ashurst Morris Crisp. Perpetual advised by Merrill Lynch, Cazenove and Simmons & Simmons (Mark Curtis, Grant Macpherson, Adrian Mayer, Jacqueline Petts, Marcus Young)

Leagues ahead

Can it really be true? After years of neglect, can the big City firms really be starting to take property seriously again? A statement based on a false premise – that the big firms did not care about property – is a dangerous thing, but some of them have given that impression. The rot began […]

Langleys accused of misusing Blair connection

Langley & Co, which is representing the lawyers bringing unfair dismissal claims against CMS Cameron McKenna’s CIS group, has been accused of improperly using Cherie Booth QC’s political connections. The allegation was made on the second day of Camerons’ application to have the unfair dismissal and discrimination claims of Dmitri Chebotarev and Natasha Thompson struck […]

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