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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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Patrick Hurd announces alliance with accountants

Private client tax sole practitioner Patrick Hurd has joined forces with 11-partner accountants Hughes Allen in what is believed to be the first one-stop-shop alliance between an existing law practice and an accountancy firm. Patrick Hurd’s firm Wycombe Hurd & Co, which employs a qualified accountant, will move into an office alongside Hughes Allen’s existing […]

Litigation Recent Decisions 07/10/97

Professional negligence against solicitors in 87 cases Bristol & West Building Society v Fancy & Jackson; Same (plaintiff) v Defendants in 1995 B2165, 1995 B2401, 1995 B2468, 1995 B2858, 1995 B3197, 1996 B0784 (1997) Court: Ch.D Bristol District Registry (Chadwick J) (4/7/97) Summary: 87 claims for professional negligence brought by a building society against firms […]

Dentons' China call

Denton Hall has been appointed as part of an advisory team sponsored by the Asian Development Bank to assist the Chinese government on the Chengdu Water Project, the first water treatment facility to be put out for competitive bid under the country’s experimental build, operate and transfer programme. Denton Hall is also part of a […]

Consumer Protection Act probes the pill

An increasing number of manufacturers of the contraceptive pill are being sued for negligence, reports Roger Pearson A growing number of cases are going to the High Court in which manufacturers of birth-control pills are being sued. Two of the latest cases centre on the Femodene-brand contraceptive pill with one of them also involving Marvelon. […]

Online service spreads its wings

Elizabeth Davidson reports. An Irish legal and business information provider is launching an online service in the UK in the new year. Dublin-based Lawlink signed an agreement last week with Maid, one of the world’s largest business information providers, to expand its Internet service to the UK. Lawlink, a joint venture between the IFG Group […]

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