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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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Garrigues tops Spanish revenue league

Garrigues continues to be the largest Spanish law firm both in terms of income and total number of lawyers, but revenue per lawyer (RPL) is still substantially lower than at its major competitors. According to the annual ranking of Spanish law firms published by the newspaper Expansion, Garrigues brought in Euro296.8m (£256.5m) during its 2008 […]

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Field Fisher lays off another seven fee-earners

Field Fisher Waterhouse has laid off seven fee-earners at the end of its third redundancy consultation. Field Fisher Waterhouse has laid off seven fee-earners at the end of its third redundancy consultation. The firm began consulting with fee-earners in its real estate, corporate and commercial practices last month and, while seven people have come forward […]

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Citi law firm guru predicts end of associate lockstep

Citi Private Bank’s Dan DiPietro, one of the world’s best-known specialists on law firm finances, is urging New York’s top firms to take a lead in reshaping associate compensation. DiPietro, head of Citi ­Private Bank’s law firm group, says there is “a real opportunity” for top-tier firms to be innovative if they are prepared to […]

France’s Cotty Vivant boosts partnership with double promotion

French firm Cotty Vivant Marchisio & Lauzeral has promoted two associates to partner, bringing its partner headcount to 14. Roman Chiss and Franck Le Mentec will both be partners in Cotty Vivant’s Paris office. The firm also has a presence in Tokyo, Singapore and Dubai. Chiss is an employment lawyer and will lead the team […]

Quinn Emanuel bags A&O partner

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges is preparing for the pickup in finance-related litigation with the hire of Allen & Overy (A&O) structured finance star Dan Cunningham. As TheLawyer.com revealed (19 March), the A&O US senior partner is defecting to the litigation firm in July. Cunningham joins as a partner in New York in the […]

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