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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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Ashurst structured finance head named BarCap GC

Ashurst head of securities and structured finance (SSF) Erica Handling is leaving the firm to become general counsel (Emea) at Barclays Capital. Handling, who has been at Ashurst since 2001, is one of the firm’s highest-profile partners. She hit the headlines at the start of the decade when she led a three-partner capital markets team […]

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David Fitch : Simmons & Simmons

I’m a recovering litigation lawyer.Maybe one day ­I’ll return to practice – Byron Bay, Australia, has always been on my radar. Name: David Fitch Firm: Simmons & SimmonsPosition: Knowledge ­management directorLives: London, SW8 It should be made ­compulsory to vote. Voting is a responsibility and a duty – it should not be optional. Simmons is […]

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Work Life Quiz: Anthony Sakrouge, Russell-Cooke

What do you do at weekends? Relax with my wife and children. What was your first-ever job? A modern-day version of the ‘plongeur’ in George Orwell’s Down and Out in Paris and London. What was your worst experience as a trainee? Being asked by a client to leave my position as cloakroom minder at the […]

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Number of partnership squabbles hitting courts doubles in last year

The number of partnership disputes reaching the High Court Chancery division rocketed by 96 per cent in 2009, statistics published by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) have revealed. The MoJ report, Judicial and Court Statistics 2009, shows that the High Court heard 106 partnership dispute cases in 2009 compared with 54 a year earlier. Serle […]

You pays your money…

College of Law (CoL) chief executive Nigel Savage is intractable in his refusal to refund prepaid fees to LPC students who, by dint of securing a training contract, are obliged to complete the course at a rival institution. His attitude seems pretty hard-nosed, but in a sense Savage has a point. After all, the students […]

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