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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 […]

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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 lawyer, the BBC and the Freedom of Information Act.

The determination of lawyer Stephen Sugar and his widow Fiona Paveley to force the BBC to reveal details of the 2004 Balen Report into its Middle East reporting has meant that this case has been before the courts at least 10 times – discounting judicial review attempts. No doubt the BBC will come in for […]

Turnover and PEP up at Holland & Knight

Turnover rose 3 per cent at Holland & Knight last year from $552m to $568m while average profit per equity partner (PEP) jumped 11 per cent, from $802,000 to $890,000. Headcount remained effectively flat last year, dipping slightly from 910 to 908, although high-profile departures did include Abu Dhabi managing partner Donald Moore, who left […]

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Supreme Court to rule in BBC Freedom of Information case

The Supreme Court will tomorrow decide whether the BBC is obliged to publish a report on its Middle Eastern coverage under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act. The Balen report that is at the centre of the court case was written by senior journalist Malcolm Balen in 2004 and examined closely the BBC’s coverage of […]

Watson Farley finalises Hong Kong launch plan

Watson Farley & Williams has recruited a partner from Goodwin Procter in Hong Kong as it finalises its plan to open an office in the city. The firm has hired corporate finance partner Loretta Lau from Goodwin Procter’s Hong Kong office, which opened in 2008. Lau, who is qualified in Hong Kong and England, joined […]

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