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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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The UK’s largest media organisations launched an assault last week against a change to the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR), which they say is an “unnecessary and disproportionate interference with the right to freedom of expression”. Associated Newspapers, News International and Trinity Mirror have instructed Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC) to challenge the change, which came into force on Saturday (1 […]

A vision of the future

There was much mirth at Slaughters last week as several partners took advantage of the firm’s proximity to Linklaters‘ overspill facilities. A group of smartly-dressed, youthful and attentive-looking individuals were spotted working studiously in a Linklaters office. The Slaughters partners deduced that they were most likely trainees midway through their inductions. Five had their heads […]

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The Law Society has announced the members of two new boards to oversee consumer complaints and regulation. The Consumer Complaints Board and the Regulation Board will be responsible for the policy and operations of the Law Society’s complaints handling and regulation functions respectively. The Complaints Board is chaired by Professor Shamit Saggar and features Susan […]

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Dublin’s leading firms have always been tight-lipped, but are they starting to show signs of transparency? Matt Byrne reveals all

De Pardieu mops up Coudert Paris

French independent firm De Pardieu Brocas Maffei has picked up one of Coudert Brothers’ two remaining Paris partners. Corporate partner Pascale Gros joins De Pardieu in a boost to the firm’s M&A capability. Headed by name partner Thierry Brocas, De Pardieu’s corporate team now boasts five partners and 15 associates. Gros has been a partner […]

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