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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 […]

Downsizing?..There may be no choice

Now is the time to invest in companies that make small furniture! The 2 1 City of Westminster in the City Plan 2019- 2040 has suggested that new developments and conversions will (unless necessary to protect a heritage asset) not be allowed to provide units of greater than 150 sq m (1,615 sq ft) to […]

Survey: Brexit will have a greater impact on the UK than 2008 crash

By Robin Henry In a recent survey by law firm Collyer Bristow of 200 senior decision makers at firms based in London, 80% stated that they believe that Brexit will have a greater impact on the UK economy than the financial crisis of 2007 – 2008. Interestingly that fell to 64% in the banking and financial […]

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US firms circle Ashurst as Shearman and Debevoise lure away top players

US firms have turned their acquisitive attentions to Ashurst as, in a shock move, former managing partner Ian Nisse moves to Shearman & Sterling and Jeremy Hill, head of the financial institutions, products and services group, prepares to join Debevoise & Plimpton. The two senior partner defections have hit Ashurst just days after the Paris […]

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The postmodern age of the minimalist press release has arrived – and not a moment too soon. So thanks to Oury Clark Solicitors for setting the trend with its one-line release about a recent deal. This mighty missive was trailed by a helpful email which read: “Against the background of our practice’s increasing involvement in […]

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Bang! Waaah! So begins another fun-filled day in the Lawyer’s household, this time with Liability sobbing her heart out in the bathroom because her father won’t let her have a mobile phone. “You are SEVEN YEARS OLD!” he shouts at her. “At your age I was lucky to be allowed to see my friends, let […]

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Wigan’s Greenhalghs Solicitors has appointed a new solicitor in the wake of a recent firm relocation to larger premises. Richard Kerr joins as an assistant solicitor from Manchester law firm Nexus Solicitors, where he will practise as a commercial litigator.Greenhalghs, a six-person firm, moved from a rented office space to a new, wholly-owned premises two […]

Ashurst rainmaker in Latham move

Ashurst rainmaker in Latham move” />Ashurst has been dealt a blow after losing highly rated Parisian corporate rainmaker Thomas Forschbach to Latham & Watkins. It is understood that Forschbach’s departure, first revealed on www.the lawyer.com (26 August), was announced internally earlier this week, although it is not known if an exit date has been set. […]

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