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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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Abingworth hires first general counsel

Life sciences venture capital group Abingworth has appointed Slaughter and May lawyer Claire Wilkinson as its first general counsel. Wilkinson has also worked as in-house counsel and fund administrator at Industri Kapital, the Sweden-based private equity house. At Abingworth, she will be responsible for deal coordination and will provide legal assistance to the life sciences […]

Independence daze

As the UK prepares to remove Government ministers from competition decisions, Jeremy Robinson and Carol Swaffer ask: how independent is an independent regulator? Followers of UK competition law will by now be familiar with the heralded withdrawal of UK Government ministers from active involvement in the merger control process. The Secretary of State does not […]

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Lloyd’s of London Names are a dying breed at the oldest insurance market in the world. Down from 35,000 to just 2,490 unlimited liability Names today, individual investors are regarded as an anachronistic throwback needing to be helped into extinction by reform-hungry corporate investors.Sax Riley, the chairman of Lloyd’s, has called for members to vote […]

Clifford Chance gears up for senior partner battle

Six candidates vie for top spot; Gasteyer the only non-UK partner in the running Clifford Chance is bracing itself for the closest elections in the merged firm’s two-year history as six candidates put themselves forward for senior partner.At close of play on Friday (30 August), the following partners had declared their interest: arbitration partner John […]

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