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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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Collyer Bristow faces £25m claim from Rangers FC administrators

Collyer Bristow is facing damages claims of at least £25m over the firm’s role in the Rangers FC administration, The Lawyer can reveal. The ongoing legal wrangle in the fallout from the Scottish football club’s lurch into financial difficulties was adjourned last month so that wider claims against its legal advisers could be submitted to […]

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Barrister fast-tracked to top European post With the European Court of Human Rights under scrutiny, a high-level judicial appointment has been all but ignored by the national press. Last week Monckton Chambers’ Christopher Vajda QC was nominated by the Government as the first barrister to be appointed to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) bench. […]

Work Life Quiz: Christopher Gibson QC, Outer Temple Chambers

What was your first-ever job? Digging solidified chocolate out of a tanker – the driver hadn’t heated the tank before filling it. I doubt I could get in the hatch now – and I certainly wouldn’t get out. What was your worst day as a pupil? In a County Court, the judge made a possession […]

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