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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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Law firm management: how to solve a professional dilemma

Bill Tudor John says lawyers are still best-equipped to run their own firms and candidates should not see the role as a poisoned chalice. Bill Tudor John is senior partner at Allen & Overy. I read recently that Linklaters, the London bit of Linklaters & Alliance, is having difficulty choosing a new managing partner now […]

In brief: Manches launches e-mail bulletin service

Manches Media, the specialist media department of Manches & Co, has launched a dedicated e-mail bulletin, providing its clients with views on and legal analysis of news affecting e-commerce, the Internet and sponsorship.

Chadbournes foreign ventures hit by closures and defections

US firm Chadbourne & Parke has closed its Singapore office and reorganised its Hong Kong practice in the wake of the Asian financial crisis. At the same time, it has sent New York capital markets partner William Greason and project finance counsel Lynne Gedanken to London to relaunch the office there which has been hit […]

Masons poaches PFI partner

Masons’ aggressive hiring spree continued this week with the defection of Addleshaw Booth & Co’s head of construction Huw Baker to the firm’s Manchester office. Baker is the fifth new construction or PFI partner at Masons in the last five months. In April, the firm hired two PFI partners from Bevan Ashford – Iain Fairbairn […]

lawyers at play

Cardiff firm Edwards Geldard sponsored the finale of the National Youth Orchestra of Wales’ summer concert tour at St David’s Hall in Cardiff. “As a legal firm with a strong Welsh heritage, we are keen to be able to support projects originating within, and for, the benefit of the principality,” said senior partner Rod Thurman […]

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