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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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CC team defends French World Cup committee's ticket policy

Clifford Chance will this Friday find out whether its client, the Paris-based World Cup organising committee, is to be taken to the European Court of Justice for its ticket distribution policy. A team of 10 lawyers from the firm, led by Paris partner Yves Wehrli, has been advising the committee ever since it was set […]

In brief: Sycamore calls for Turkish shooting inquiry

The president of the Law Society, Phillip Sycamore, has written to the Turkish prime minister, Mesut Yilmaz, to express the Law Society’s concern and dismay at the shooting of Akin Birdal, the president of the Human Rights Association of Turkey. Sycamore called for a full and impartial investigation into the attack on Birdal.

Licence refusal challenge

Sheffield Licensing Committee’s refusal of a licence for sale and consumption of drink at a former Methodist chapel is to be challenged. Regent Inns has been given leave by Sir Charles McCullough to seek judicial review of the decision of Sheffield Crown Court to dismiss its appeal from the Licensing Committee decision. Regent Inns argues […]

CC thinks global with pro bono co-ordinator

CLIFFORD Chance boosted its £1m-a-year pro bono activities last week with the appointment of one of its finance lawyers, Felicity Kirk, to the new post of community legal affairs executive. Kirk’s appointment is thought to be the first time that a firm has appointed someone to co-ordinate its pro bono activities on a worldwide basis, […]

Award redefines parental worth

Roger Pearson looks at an important ruling which has set new levels of compensations in certain personal injury claims. A High Court ruling has brought about an extensive upgrading of compensation awarded to children who lose their parents. It is a decision which has already won widespread praise and it is one which will result […]

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