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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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SRA invites views on real estate conflicts as code change looms

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is proposing amendments to conflict of interest rules in real estate transactions less than a month before its new code of conduct launches. Firms have been invited to comment on the conflict of interest regulation, Rule 3, of the new code of conduct. The SRA is seeking opinions on whether […]

UK firms beat US rivals for best workplaces

UK firms could be winning the battle for talent, as exclusive research by The Lawyer reveals that only 7 per cent of associates found US firms to be the most attractive employers. Only 6 per cent of the 2,886 lawyers polled found US firms appealing as employers. Global UK firms were the most popular, winning […]

Eversheds boosts IP team with Slaughters hire

Eversheds has boosted its IP practice with the hire of Slaughter and May senior associate Dominic Dryden as partner. Dryden qualified in 1999 and his practice covers IP licensing arrangements in the biotech and pharmaceutical sector, as well as IT outsourcing. At Eversheds, he will work with London IP partner John Hull. Last month, Slaughters […]

White-collar crime

White-collar work crime has seen a raft of changes in recent months. A year on from its establishment, the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca) – regarded as the UK’s answer to the US Federal Bureau of Investigation – has started to prove that it is a powerful new weapon to target white-collar criminals and the […]

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