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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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Allen & Overy (A&O) has become the only law firm to work on the entire recent series of bond issues by the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, having advised on an $800m (£456.7m) global securities offering. The transaction was Pakistan’s first Rule 144A transaction in more than a decade and the first time it has issued […]

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Landmark Chambers is celebrating another successful year, with income up 4 per cent and revenue per barrister up nearly 10 per cent. The specialist property and planning set saw revenue rise to £15.9m from 2005’s £15.3m. Revenue per barrister grew from £247,000 to £269,000 as the set ended the year with three fewer tenants. Chief […]

Travers scoops £1.8bn Macquarie deal for Compass

Travers Smith has successfully advised Macquarie Bank on the £1.822bn consortium bid for the travel concessions business of the world’s largest contract catering group, Compass. Macquarie and Swedish private equity firm EQT Partners, represented by Linklaters, led the consortia of investors on the premium purchase of Select Service Partner (SSP). Travers’ corporate finance partner Spencer […]

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Out comes the sun, and out come the lawyers raising money for charity. Among the most ambitious is Harrogate solicitor Paul Berwin, who aims to raise money by running in both a marathon and a triathlon. Berwin is managing partner of Berwins Solicitors in Harrogate. He hopes to raise more than £20,000 for Cancer Research […]

A&O, Wragges miss out on BT panel places following overhaul

Allen & Overy (A&O) and Wragge & Co have been dumped as primary advisers to BT following a major review of the telecoms giant’s legal panel. As first revealed on www.thelawyer.com (7 April), BT’s key general advisers – Addleshaw Goddard, Bird & Bird and Linklaters – have retained their spots on the panel along with […]

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