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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.

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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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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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Boodle Hatfield has strengthened its private client and tax team with the appointment of litigator Sofie Hoffman. Hoffman joins the firm’s contentious trusts and probate team from the legal services department of Lloyd’s of London. Hoffman joined Lloyd’s in 2001 from Allen & Overy‘s specialist trust, asset-tracing and fraud claims group, a part of the […]

Veil Jourde stands firm in face of staff departure

Market rumours are that Veil Jourde will be the next French independent firm to bite the dust, following the disappearance of Moquet Borde to Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker in 2004 and Rambaud Martel to Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe in 2005. Veil Jourde is down to seven partners after M&A lawyer Guillaume Kuperfils defected to […]

Two mergers, two stories

The mergers just keep coming. On the same day as 11 New Square and 11 Old Square joined to become Radcliffe Chambers, Two Field Court and 17 Bedford Row merged to form Field Court Chambers. But the stories of the two mergers are somewhat different. Radcliffe sees two solid, but low-profile, chancery sets merge to […]

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Two former Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS) energy partners have joined Texas-based energy giants. Fulbright & Jaworski has taken Mathew Kidwell from DWS’s Dubai office as the Texan firm looks to expand its Middle East oil and gas practice. Meanwhile, Texan rival Vinson & Elkins has continued its growth in London, taking Michael Doble as senior […]

Shorter is sweeter

DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary. Doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, does it? Well, not to worry – from 1 September the name will be shortened to just DLA Piper. And about time too. The merger that created DLA Piper took place on 1 January 2005 and since then the rest of us have had […]

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