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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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Directory survey needs closer look

On the front page of The Lawyer last week was a picture of Chambers and The Legal 500 under the headline “Directories under fire for wasting firms’ millions”. A sensational headline. But it bore little resemblance to the article and even less to the report on which the article was based. Last June, Wheeler Associates […]

Brobecks poaches Watsons corporate lawyer

US technology law firm, Brobeck Hale and Dorr has poached corporate finance specialist Richard Eaton from Watson Farley & Williams and made him a partner in the London office. He recently participated in the flotation of TPSA (Polish Telecom) on the London Stock Exchange and represented SDX Business Systems plc in a public takeover by […]

English rose may find better suitors at home

Ashurst Morris Crisp has surprised rival City firms by announcing it will open an office in New York. If Ian Nisse, managing partner at Ashursts, is to be believed, the opening will help the firm forge closer links with its US clients. But since Ashursts has, for a long time, been the subject of numerous […]

Berrymans Lace Mawer and Trowers probe Iran

Berrymans Lace Mawer and Trowers & Hamlins are in talks with Iranian firms in a bid to establish a foothold in the Middle East state. Jason Blick, head of Berrymans Lace Mawer’s Dubai office, says: “I have high expectations of the Iranian market. “We are looking for an association with a firm in Tehran and […]

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