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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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Eversheds unveils five-year plan for European campaign

Eversheds is pumping funds into 15 “A-list” departments and curbing investment into the firm’s other 20 legal disciplines. The firm has drawn up a number of “priority” areas which will receive increased funding as Eversheds progresses with its plans to expand into Europe, specifically Italy and Germany (The Lawyer, 24 May). However, the firm refuses […]

RSI ruling puts strain on employers

A Court of Appeal judgment sounds warning bells for employers on the need to protect their workforce against the risk of repetitive strain injury (RSI). The ruling will make it easier for workers suffering from the hardest form of RSI to diagnose to mount damages claims. The appeal judges have backed a county court decision […]

Square Mile

It’s a seller’s market again in property. Homeowners everywhere are going round with that faintly “cat-that-got-the-cream” look after seeing the value of their pile of bricks and mortar rise, and suddenly it’s: “Here I am, an investment whizz.” Unfortunately, the same appears to be true of the legal recruitment market, where lateral hires are now […]

R&W partner quits to join US rival

Rogers & Wells partner Michael Immordino is to join the London office of rival US firm Latham & Watkins because of the firm’s decision to merge with Clifford Chance. Sources say Immordino’s Italian practice, based at the firm’s London office, has referral relationships that would be in conflict with Clifford Chance’s Italian practice in the […]

Flotation

Gouldens acted for Linden on its £20.1m fund raising. Funds were raised through placing shares on the stock market

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