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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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The Supreme Court has found in favour of a Mishcon de Reya client who is claiming £1.9m from her ex-husband, Ecotricity founder Dale Vince, despite filing for a financial settlement almost 20 years after they divorced. The court ruled in favour of Kathleen Wyatt who will now take her appeal for a reported £1.9m to […]

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Mayer Brown is set to open a representative office in Mexico City following the hire of ExxonMobil energy lawyer Francisco Mendez. If approved by the Mexican authorities, the office would focus on serving clients operating and investing in the oil, gas and power industries in the region. For now, Mayer Brown said that Mendez would […]

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Linklaters appoints new head of global finance

Linklaters has appointed longterm partner and head of its global financial regulation group Michael Kent as global head of finance and projects, succeeding finance and securitisation partner Jim Rice. Kent will take on the top finance role at the firm for a four-year term beginning on 1 May when Rice’s term ends. He is a […]

WorldRemit move underlines buoyancy of London fintech sector, says Eversheds

Commenting on news that London fintech start-up WorldRemit has raised $100m from Silicon Valley investors, Charlotte Walker-Osborn, head of technology at Eversheds, says: “Last year brought signs of encouragement for London fintech and this merely underlines the buoyancy of the sector. The development of the technology cluster in London has been encouraged by both local […]

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SFO ordered to pay £7m in legal costs for Guildhall Chambers silk trial

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has been ordered to pay £7m in legal costs for Guildhall Chambers’ Stephen Davies QC and four other defendants cleared of fraud last year. Mr Justice Hickinbottom made the costs order this morning after throwing out the SFO’s case, known as ‘Celtic Energy’ against Davies and his fellow defendants last […]

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