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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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Review calls for overhaul of bar complaints system

A wide-ranging review of the bar’s complaints-handling process has called for the implementation of 52 recommendations in a bid to address significant weaknesses in the current system. The review, by the independent complaints commissioner of the Bar Standards Board (BSB) Rob Behrens, is the result of a 10-month programme of research and interviews designed to […]

Last drags at Lovells

Oh the iniquity of it all. Not even lawyers, it seems, are immune to the Government’s wide-ranging slashing of civil liberties. For, with less than two days to go before the smoking ban comes into effect, poor Lovells is being forced to shut the door on its skiving… sorry… smoking room for the final time. […]

White & Case hires boost capital markets team

White & Case has made a triple hire for its London banking and capital markets group, raiding Allen & Overy (A&O), Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Clare Calver, until now an associate at A&O, joins the firm’s partnership while former EBRD counsel Massimo Galli and former Cadwalader […]

Maclays pleased with 12 per cent growth

Maclay Murray & Spens has unveiled significant increases in both turnover and profit in its annual results for 2006/07. Turnover at the 72-partner firm rose 12 per cent to £54.3m, up from last year’s record £48.3m. Average profit per equity partner (PEP) is yet to be finalised but is expected to be around £315,000, also […]

Italian boutique launches in Brussels

Italian independent Negri-Clementi Toffoletto Montironi & Soci (NCTM) has launched its first international office, opening in Brussels. NCTM has sent antitrust partner Domenico Gullo to run the office, which will focus on advice to Italian companies on competition and EU law matters. The firm’s client base features investment banks and technology and insurance companies. Name […]

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