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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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Fresh changes to the law appear to have given the Pensions Regulator the power to require contributions in relation to non-insured buyout solutions. By Charles Cameron and Sandeep Maudgil It is difficult now to believe that before 1992 UK defined benefit pension schemes could be set up on the basis that employers could fund them […]

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Client relationship managers have set up a network to tackle issues facing client account professionals. Members will discuss best practice, career progression, professional standards and the possibility of increased regulation of the role. The network was set up by Clifford Chance client relationship managers Eric Toh and Claire Rowles, but is open to staff at […]

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MoFo hires Links Tokyo founder

Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) has hired Linklaters’ capital markets star Tony Grundy to bolster its Tokyo office. Grundy, who set up Linklaters’ Tokyo office in 1987 and had been managing partner until last year, will help MoFo’s push to expand its global capital markets practice. MoFo chair Keith Wetmore said Grundy’s addition improves the firm’s […]

Litigation explosion fails to materialise

The number of cases being launched in the High Court has reached a six-year high, ;but ;the ;much-­anticipated litigation boom has yet to take off. According to Ministry of Justice ­statistics, there were 64,046 civil cases in the High Court in 2007 – just 1.6 per cent higher than in the previous year, when 63,027 […]

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