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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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Jones Day IP old boy goes it alone

Legacy Gouldens IP stalwart Charters Macdonald-Brown has left Jones Day to set up his own practice. Macdonald-Brown, who was head of IP at Gouldens since 1977, which then merged with the US’s Jones Day last year, left the firm last Wednesday (30 June) and started up his new specialist IP practice, entitled Redd, the following […]

Lords decision increases disabled rights

The House of Lords last week strengthened employment rights for the disabled in a landmark ruling. The Lords decided that employers must make reasonable adjustments, including transfer to another vacant post, if a person becomes unable to carry out their jobs due to disability. Susan Archibald was a road sweeper for Fife Council between May […]

Landwell makes second promotion in eight years

PriceWaterhouseCooper’s legal arm Landwell, the UK’s sole surviving accountancy-tied law firm, has made up a salaried to the equity – its second only salaried partner promotion since its launch in 1996. Richard Edmundson, a lawyer in the firm’s successful human resources/ international corporate restructuring practice has now been promoted to the equity. The firm has […]

Lawrence Grahams forges ahead on strong financials

Lawrence Graham’s average profits per equity partner (PEP) have smashed the £400,000 mark after a year of sustained growth. The firm’s PEP reached £416,000 for 2003-04 compared to £373,000 in the previous financial year while gross rose by 5 per cent to £57.6m. Meanwhile at Charles Russell turnover edged up just slightly 1.8 per cent […]

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The European Commission’s prohibition of airline subsidies means non-EU carriers often have a commercial advantage. Anthony Fitzsimmons reports on how a new regulation is set to redress the balance On 20 May 2004, the European Commission gained the power to take rapid retaliatory action against non-EU airlines that fly to the EU and receive subsidies […]

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