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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.

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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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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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Spain’s Garrigues has become the latest law firm to strengthen its Iberian links after integrating Portuguese practice Leonidas Matos y Asociados (LMA). All of LMA’s 36 lawyers will be subsumed into Garrigues’ 1,200-strong law firm, and the Spanish giant hopes to add another 10 professionals in September. The Portuguese Bar Association backed Garrigues’ move on […]

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DLA is stepping up its all-out assault on Western Europe after securing a string of new hires to open a Rome office. The firm is taking on Roberto Pera, a founder of independent Italian firm Pera Morelli De Paolis & Associati, who is due to move to DLA in September along with Fabrizio Morelli and […]

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