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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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Fair game?

News of the National Lottery Commission’s shock decision to exclude Camelot from further negotiations reached David Pannick QC of Blackstone Chambers when his mobile phone rang on a beach in Cannes on 23 August last year. The thrust of the argument that would dramatically overturn the commission’s decision was formed there and then as Pannick […]

The law is an ass

These pages have been dominated recently by (male) lawyers making optimum use of their time by continuing to work even when relieving themselves. Tulkinghorn is sure you all remember the partner at a top 20 firm who regularly makes calls from his mobile while on the toilet, often to his longsuffering secretary, who has reported […]

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Geneva Technology merges with Ohio-based Convergys Corporation in deal worth $700m (£482m). Geneva Technology advised by Brobeck Hale and Dorr (Tom Kellerman) and Simmons & Simmons (Charles Fuller). Convergys advised by Simpson Thacher & Bartlett (Alan Klein) and Frost Brown Todd (Neil Ganulin). Financial adviser Salomon Smith Barney advised by Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton […]

MGM lawyer joins SJ Berwin to boost US film studio work

SJ Berwin‘s media and communications group is looking forward to a major growth in US-generated work following the appointment of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s senior vice president of legal. US-qualified Patty Mayer, who is part of the film family, joins the London office on 22 January as a senior lawyer, but is expected to make partnership after requalifying […]

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