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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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Laurence Graham advised Taverners Trust on its formation and Offer for Subscription to raise up to £40m in conjunction with its listing on the London Stock Exchange. The new investment trust is to be managed by Abtrust Fund Managers. Norton Rose advised Greig Middleton & Co, sponsor to the issue.

Mears backs SCB

LAW Society president Martin Mears has defended the Solicitors Complaints Bureau against a campaign group’s claims that it is solicitor-biased. “I have seen no evidence whatever to suggest that the SCB displays any bias in favour of solicitors,” he said in a letter to newly formed campaign group Casia (Complaints Against Solicitors Action for Independent […]

UK could lose out to US in attracting Israeli companies, seminar will say

UK companies and investors need to make more of an effort to attract Israeli companies to London, or they will lose out to Wall Street, according to Gavin Rabinowitz, head of Nabarro Nathanson’s Israel desk. Nabarros is organising a seminar aimed at encouraging the UK to invest in Israeli companies. Chaired by Lord Young, the […]

Mishcons to beef up insolvency with recruit

Sinclair Roche & Temperly solicitor David Middleburgh is leaving the firm to head up the insolvency law group of Mischon De Reya. Middleburgh joins Mishcons this week as the firm strengthens its insolvency department which, to date, was run through the commercial litigation department. A spokeswoman from the firm said it was “pulling together different […]

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