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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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Ex-TKB partners find new homes

TWO FORMER partners of merged City firm Turner Kenneth Brown were appointed to new jobs last week. Richard Harrison joins commercial practice Laytons and Sarah Stowell moves to Bircham & Co, the Westminster-based private client and charity firm, both as partners. TKB joined forces with Nabarro Nathanson in May to form a new practice under […]

Two cheers for democracy

While British lawyers spent this month’s American Bar Association (ABA) conference forging contacts and drumming up business, their American colleagues spent much of their time debating euthanasia. And when they weren’t discussing physician-assisted suicide, they were grappling with a host of other social issues. It all left the Brits a tad bemused. As one senior […]

Eyes down for election outcome

THE EAGERLY awaited Law Society election results were due to be announced on Monday, the day of the count. Politically minded lawyers will have noted the comparisons between the Law Society poll and the trifling affair of the Tory leadership battle. Parallels even extend to right-wing claims on the day of the Westminster count that […]

Weil Gotshal signing

US firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges has signed leading Brussels-based telecomms lawyer David Cantor to head the European part of its growing telecomms practice. The firm brought Cantor – European counsel to major international telecomms and mass media companies – on board last month. SA chair appointed Paisner & Co partner Michael Polonsky has been […]

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