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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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John Fordham, head of commercial litigation, Stephenson Harwood What was your first-ever job? Caddy on the local golf course for £1 a round. My first full-time, non-temporary job was as an articled clerk at Stephenson Harwood nearly 33 years ago. What was your worst experience as a trainee? Trying to be very clever and acknowledge […]

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Mark Harding: Barclays

In just two years, Mark Harding has dramatically reorganised Barclays’ legal function and instituted a full-scale review of its legal panel. Husnara Begum reports Barclays group general counsel Mark Harding landed one of the most high-profile in-house jobs in June 2003 after a year-long headhunting exercise by the banking giant. Harding, formerly a senior partner […]

Bingham bolsters West Coast arm with dual hire

Bingham McCutchen LLP has bolstered its West Coast practice with the hire of the last two remaining partners from the now defunct Los Angeles office of New York firm Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson. Veteran Fried Frank partners David Robbins and Stephen Alexander, who had been with the firm for 23 and 30 years […]

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