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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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Rewarding time for legal excellence

This week sees the launch of The Lawyer Awards, the third-year running for this major event in the legal calender. When the awards were started three-years ago, it was difficult to envisage that they would catch the imagination of the profession to the extent that they have. Last year’s entries surpassed all expectations and we […]

Sumo, seaside and The Street

For many firms, the Christmas party is simply a chance to thank staff for their work. But some break away from the traditional end-of-year celebrations. This summer, London firm Theodore Goddard hosted a summer beach party in its offices. “It was great fun,” says Justine Ashby, head of marketing. “We found no one is around […]

Dutch dabble in City set-ups

Historically, Dutch firms have been reluctant to set up in London. But this view has changed with two firms – Nauta Dutilh and Trenite van Doorne – opening offices in the past six months. De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek was the first to arrive in the UK when it set up six years ago – and […]

Irish curb 'no win no fee' advertising

The Irish Law Society is to curb “no win no fee” advertising in the Republic of Ireland. Under regulations to be introduced shortly, future advertisements will be required to explain to clients that they could be liable for costs and expenses awarded against them by the courts if they lose. The advertisements will also have […]

In brief: Eversheds Nottingham office ups sticks

Eversheds is relocating to new offices in Nottingham’s Standard Hill. Staff are due to move into the 3,300 square metre offices in November. The firm said the move was key to its development in the East Midlands. John Sarginson, Eversheds’ East Midlands managing partner, said the previous Nottingham premises was “not ideal for a modern […]

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