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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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Osborne Clarke repositions as European firm with local mergers

Osborne Clarke is to merge with its Spanish and Italian Alliance partners, Osborne Clarke Spain and SLA Studio Legale Associato, as it dismantles its formal European alliance with the aim of transforming into a standalone European firm. Managing partner Simon Beswick said the firm would loosen its formal alliance with Belgian-based De Wolf & Partners, […]

Shepherd and Wedderburn promotes deputy chief executive to top role

Scottish-headquartered firm Shepherd and Wedderburn has announced the appointment of Stephen Gibb as the firm’s new chief executive following a unanimous vote by the firm’s partnership. Gibb, who is currently the firm’s deputy chief executive, will replace the incumbent Patrick Andrews on 1 May, when Andrews’ second term in the role comes to an end. […]

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Atkins Thomson leads as Big Brother winner sues over Towie claim

Commercial television network ITV is being sued by Atkins Thomson Solicitors on behalf of a reality TV star who claims he came up with the concept for reality TV show The Only Way Is Essex (Towie). Partner Graham Atkins has lodged a claim in the High Court on behalf of Big Brother winner Brian Belo, […]

Collyer Bristow facing negligence claim over Rangers FC advice

Collyer Bristow is understood to be facing claims of alleged professional negligence and breach of fiduciary duty in the fallout over the administration of Rangers FC. The club’s administrators at Duff & Phelps, Paul Clark and David Whitehouse, have said that they have “substantially larger” claims to make against the firm, with the High Court […]

The rights time in the rights place

The time is ripe for Parliament to add a human rights stage to the legislative process The Human Rights Act was a great achievement of the Labour Government. It has on the whole stood the test of time. It is well-crafted, balancing the roles of Parliament, the UK courts and the Strasbourg court. However, after […]

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