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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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Going for gold

Tulkinghorn is amazed at the effect that a little sun has on the sporting endeavours of this country. As soon as there is a sniff of sunshine, lumpen grey forms start staggering round the local park. And it seems the same bug affects lawyers. First, we have Mark Sarnowski, a solicitor at Charles Lucas & […]

Mishcon equity partners left nonplussed as 1996 accounts fiasco remains unresolved

Mishcon de Reya has not fully signed off any of its accounts since 1996, leaving former and existing equity partners unsure about their account balance for that year. Mishcon claims that it has not finalised the accounts because a financial dispute involving equity partners who left the firm in 1995 has not been resolved. Mishcon […]

Question time

Tulkinghorn hears of high jinks in the North East, where Dickinson Dees is hiring a local theatre to put on its very own gameshow later this month.While the firm’s results this year suggest that playing Who wants to be a Millionaire? would be a little bit optimistic, the firm has opted for a hybrid. Whether […]

DOJ takes on three for antitrust team

The antitrust division of the Department of Justice is taking on three more lawyers as it reshuffles its team under the new administration. Co-chair of anti-trust litigation at Jones Day Reavis & Pogue, Deborah Platt, joins as deputy assistant attorney general in charge of civil enforcement, and Hunton & Williams partner Hewitt Pate joins as […]

Decisions, decisions

With banks increasingly involved in a wide range of disputes, Gregory Mitchell QC of 3 Verulam Buildings highlights the most interesting cases in the last twelve months Undue influenceThe Court of Appeal held in Barclays Bank Goff that the bank had done enough by requiring a solicitor to advise the wife, following its 1998 decision […]

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