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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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Barclays and RBS GCs call it a day

Two high-profile departures from the legal departments at major banks characterise the last week of in-house news. Last week (9 January) Barclays Capital confirmed the resignation of general counsel Judith Shepherd who is set to leave the company before the summer. Shepherd joined the bank from Gibson Dunn & Crutcher in 2006, starting as deputy […]

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Penningtons’ debt rocketed by 129 per cent in year of Manches takeover

Penningtons more than doubled its debt in the year it took over cash-strapped Manches, with a number of its partners giving personal guarantees that the loans would be repaid. LLP accounts filed with Companies House this week reveal that the firm’s short-term debt went from £5.9m at the end of 2012/13 to £13.5m at the […]

Eversheds says Rio Tinto’s Indian diamond stake may be first of many investments

Parmjit Singh, head of the India group at Eversheds, has commented on the news that mining company Rio Tinto plans to invest $500m in a diamond project in India’s Madhya Pradesh state. Singh said: ‘Foreign direct investment into India has been steadily increasing over the last few months as foreign companies get increasingly comfortable with […]

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Morgan Lewis chair Jami McKeon: what really happened with Bingham

After months of talks, Morgan Lewis hired 226 partners from Bingham McCutchen late last year. Now chair Jami McKeon opens up about the negotiations and her plans for the future. Jami McKeon was elected as Morgan Lewis’s first-ever female chair in October 2013 and formally took over the reins of the US firm in October […]

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