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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 page from history

CMS Cameron McKenna is a firm that is certainly up with the latest developments in the firm’s leisure sector brochure. Word reaches Tulkinghorn that the latest edition of the all-singing, all-dancing propaganda has a nice big glossy photo of business development bod Daryl Atkinson, who has been at City rival Nabarro Nathanson for a bit over a year. Oops!

Tight fittings

Kirkland & Ellis prides itself on having a flat management structure, but it would seem this strategy has gone out with the trash when it comes to the swish new offices at that London landmark the Gherkin. Lawyers at the US firm have been getting their knickers in a twist about, of all things, furniture […]

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Sanjay Lobo: Lastminute.com

Come on, admit it. You have had a sneaky look for holidays on lastminute.com, dreaming of sandy beaches, instead of proofreading those contract terms and conditions. Imagine then, being Sanjay Lobo. On the fast-track to the top of the technology, media and telecoms (TMT) world, the 30-year-old is legal director of one of the hottest […]

In brief

Family law association Resolution has elected a new chairman, vice chairman, deputy vice chairman and secretary. Andrew Greensmith, a partner at Preston firm Dickson Haslam, was elected chairman at the association’s AGM last month. Jane McCulloch, a partner at Chesterfield firm Prince McCulloch, was elected vice chairman, Godfrey Freeman, a partner at Morecrofts in Liverpool, […]

In search of a legal olympian

The race to be general counsel of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (Locog) is on, so The Lawyer thought it would steal headhunter Elizabeth Wall’s thunder and put together a quick shortlist. Locog is after a real heavyweight from the corporate world or private practice. The money will be good but not […]

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