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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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Clifford Chance (Philip Rocher), instructing Jonathan Gaisman QC and Christopher Butcher QC (7 King’s Bench Walk), is to represent Deloitte & Touche Singapore at the Court of Appeal on 22 April in the landmark negligence action arising out of the collapse of Barings. They are defending an appeal by the bank’s liquidator KPMG represented by […]

McNeives hooks up with music specialists

McNeive Solicitors and the London-based partners of UK entertainment firm Lewis Davis Shapiro & Lewit have merged to create a new media, entertainment and technology firm called Smiths. The new three-partner firm features internet expert Liam McNeive and music specialists Andrew Lewis and Paul Jones. The three met when McNeive was negotiating a record deal […]

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Cobbetts Lee Crowder loses property partner to Pinsents

Cobbetts Lee Crowder has lost property partner Jeni Gee to Pinsents’ Birmingham office. Gee, a member of Cobbetts Lee Crowder’s social housing property team, specialises in acquisitions and disposals of sites from local authorities, developers and private companies. Gee, a salaried partner since 2003, is joining Pinsents as an associate. She is leaving Cobbets Lee […]

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