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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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Manufacturing Matters — Autumn 2013

Manufacturing Matters is DLA Piper’s specialist publication providing a round-up of legal news, sector updates and commentary for clients and contacts engaged in the manufacturing sector. In the CBI’s recent report on ‘Maximising the UK’s industrial opportunities’, the strong argument is that we, as the British manufacturing sector, need to be instrumental in shaping a […]

Amendments to the Serbian Competition Law

Today, amendments to the Serbian Competition Law entered into force. The key changes are related to the proceedings and statute of limitations provisions. Additionally, changes have been made to the definition of a dominant position in order to harmonise Serbian legislation with european practice… Click on the link below to read the rest of the […]

Dentons loses former Middle East dispute resolution head to Simmons

Dentons has lost its former Middle East head of dispute resolution and construction to Simmons & Simmons, just two months after losing its former Middle East arbitration head to SJ Berwin. Partner David Risbridger has been appointed to Simmons & Simmons’ dispute resolution and construction team in the Middle East will join the firm on 17 […]

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Matrix hits Doughty Street for three media juniors

Gray’s Inn set Matrix has boosted its media practice with the arrival of three juniors from rival set Doughty Street Chambers. Juniors Anthony Hudson, Guy Vassell-Adams and Ben Silverstone will join former Doughty Street silk Richard Hermer QC at Matrix on Monday (11 November). All three have made a name for themselves in the media […]

Does ‘all monies’ mean all monies?

By Rebecca Mauleverer Earlier this year, the Court of Appeal, in National Merchant Buying Society Ltd v Bellamy and Another, held that an all-monies, continuing guarantee, given when there was an existing specific obligation, was not discharged by a subsequent variation. A guarantor’s liability under a guarantee is a secondary obligation and is contingent on […]

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