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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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A doctor convicted of offences relating to the supply of controlled drugs is being sued for unpaid bills by the solicitors who acted for him. Stephen Mitchell & Co, of London SE1, has issued a writ against Dr Ahmed Ismail, of London NW1, claiming counsel’s fees of £5,951 and £7,050, with interest and costs. The […]

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UP TO 1,000 legal trainees could soon be exchanged throughout Europe each year if a Commission-funded pilot project set to run over the next 12 months is a success. The project, which won a £72,000 grant from the European Union’s Leonardo Da Vinci vocational training programme last week, gained approval after almost three years of […]

Mutuals face up to takeover prospects

Restructuring in the life insurance industry means mutual life insurers boards may receive overtures from other companies to abandon mutual status or for takeover. The competition for control of the National & Provincial Building Society has raised a new spectre for the directors of mutuals – the prospect of a publicly contested takeover. But what […]

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Brussels-based Rowe & Maw partner Simon Baxter, 4 Raymond Buildings barrister Christopher Vajda, and Melanie Farquharson of Simmons & Simmons are among the speakers lined up to address a two-day conference on European and US competition law aimed at in-house lawyers. The conference, to be held at London’s Berners Hotel on 6 to 7 March, […]

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