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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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Jackson Parton wins El Paso from rivals

Richards Butler and Holman Fenwick & Willan have been dumped by giant US gas provider El Paso Corporation and replaced by 10-partner niche London shipping firm Jackson Parton The move has come as a shock to Holmans and Richards Butler, which were both handling heavy litigation on El Paso’s behalf when they were told to […]

Orrick takes on $9bn State of California municipal finance deal

Californian firm Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has scooped work from the State of California to advise on a $9bn (£5.67bn) municipal finance deal, the largest such offering made in a single day The firm acted jointly with Los Angeles-based Curls Brown & Duran on the second tranche of the two-part deal, which involved a $3.5bn […]

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South African Neville Eisenberg is a long way from his roots, but as Julia Cahill discovers, the BLP managing partner feels right at home in the City He is hardly the archetypal managing partner. Elected at 37, Neville Eisenberg is younger than most of his counterparts across the City. What is more, he is second […]

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