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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 rise in the use of electronically stored information means cases involving deleted or manipulated documents have needed to be addressed. Joseph Carney reports  The ease with which electronic documents can now be ­created, manipulated or destroyed means that cases where documents have been destroyed, suppressed, altered or falsified are coming before the courts with increasing frequency. In Bilta […]

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When a corporate client calls in Brick Court’s Jonathan Sumption QC to lead its legal team, it is calling in the big guns to fight off a case whatever the financial cost. Being the country’s top barrister means it is rare for him lose a case, whether it be for a high street bank, the […]

Freshfields leads as Cattles restructuring completes

Allen & Overy (A&O), Ashurst, Clifford Chance and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have all advised on sub-prime lender Cattles’ £2.3bn restructuring. Two years ago the company was on the verge of collapse after six directors were suspended following the discovery of financial irregularities. The sub-prime lender will leave the London Stock exchange on Monday. The restructuring, […]

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