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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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Freshfields recruits top Linklaters man

The Brussels office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has poached Linklaters corporate partner Vincent Macq Macq, who is from Linklaters‘ Belgian merger partner De Bandt van Hecke Lagae & Loesch, will join Freshfields at the end of January next year. As his departure is relatively amicable, he will continue at Linklaters in Brussels until the end […]

Outside influence

The importance of inward investment to Ireland is no secret. But as Gareth Chadwick reports, the obvious overseas offices option is not as cut-and-dried as you’d think The decision of Mason Hayes & Curran to open its first international office in New York earlier this year was a surprise, if only because it has been […]

Cobbetts king of Manchester as Read Hind tie-up boosts turnover

Cobbetts’ year-end turnover following its merger with Leeds-based Read Hind Stewart will see it overtake single-site Manchester rival Pannone & Partners Cobbetts, which merged with Read Hind at the start of the financial year, has billed £12m since May and expects to hit £25m, while Pannones is looking at £23m. Over the last three years, […]

Lawyer apologises for copying Lupton ad

A West Yorkshire-based sole practitioner has been forced to apologise to Leeds firm Lupton Fawcett after running the same advertisement with a different firm name in a local Asian magazine

Partners predict fee income hike

Irish firms predict a modest growth in fee income and profitability over the next six months, according to a business confidence survey of partners carried out by The Lawyer The majority of partners surveyed said they expect fee income to rise by more than the rate of inflation, but expect profits to remain either static […]

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