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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 […]

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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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Partners on the move…

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Watson Farley in Danish rejig

Watson Farley & Williams’ sole Scandinavia-based partner is moving to its London office. Christopher Lowe has left three fee earners and three support staff in Copenhagen. The move comes a year after the closure of the firm’s Oslo office. Watson Farley advises the Danish ship credit fund, Danmarks Skibskreditfond, which provides financing for export credit. […]

Hammond Suddards makes up seven new partners

Hammond Suddards has appointed seven new partners from within the firm, four fewer than last year. Covering a broad range of disciplines, the appointments take effect from 1 May and bring the total number of partners to 103. The new partners are: Christopher Brigstocke, who specialises in property; Jeremy Dickerson, intellectual property; Steven Glover, corporate […]

In brief: Allen & Overy

Allen & Overy and Norton Rose have been awarded a Queen’s Award for Export Achievement for exporting legal services globally. Allen & Overy senior partner John Rink says: “This is an endorsement of the huge success we have enjoyed in developing our international practice. In the past 10 years we have grown from six offices […]

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