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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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A LONDON firm of solicitors has researched and written a book on family life and law in the Caribbean, aimed at overcoming ignorance in the UK of family law and life in the islands. The book, published by Brixton family law firm Hornby Ackroyd & Levy, is an up-to-date survey of family law and organisations […]

Litigation Recent Decisions 24/3/98

Decisions are taken from Lawtel’s Case Law database. LTL: Lawtel report; TLR: Times Law Reports; ILR: Independent Law Report. Challenge to legislation relating to release dates R v (1) Secretary of State for the Home Department (2) Governor of Swaledale Prison, Ex Parte Francois (A P) (1998) HL (Lords Browne-Wilkinson, Slynn, Nolan, Hope, Hutton) 12/3/9A […]

Fladgates bails out of Thames Valley

West End firm Fladgate Fielder is pulling out of the Thames Valley region by closing its Basingstoke office. The office, which opened in 1985, carried out property and corporate work the litigation department moved back to London three years ago and the firm claims it was having difficulty appointing suitably qualified assistants. The firm said […]

Egami recruits two

Litigation support system supplier DPA-Egami has hired former Theodore Goddard litigation support administrator Jacqui Rawlinson and former Commonwealth barrister Nirdosh Kutty to provide software training for client firms.

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