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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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Power struggle: Roger Clayson, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA)

Between winding down Sellafield and overseeing a £70bn nuclear waste clean-up, the interim legal head of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority Roger Clayson has his hands full. Corinne McPartland reports Roger Clayson ”Learning to work for a governmental organisation has been one of the biggest challenges for me,” says the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s (NDA) interim head of […]

Closing the gap

Norton Rose’s global litigation chief Antony Dutton has some big ambitions. He is on a mission to fill gaps in the firm’s litigation practices. He has his sights set on making the group contribute 20 per cent of the firm’s turnover by 2012. Currently it stands at 12 per cent of overall turnover, the equivalent […]

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Paying the piper

The notion of partners earning less than their associates has always been the stuff of legend. In the terrible slump of the 1990s there was a number of firms where, it was whispered, the senior associates took home more than their bosses. But Blake Lapthorn, one of the stalwarts of The Lawyer’s top 100, is […]

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White & Case prepares for Qatar launch

White & Case is to launch a Qatar office, which will be the firm’s third outpost in the Middle East. London-based corporate partner Andrew Macklin will head the office initially as sole partner and will be joined by two associates from the firm’s London office. The office will focus on finance, M&A and corporate work […]

Edwards Angell haunted by ex

Sacked partner takes US firm to court over unrealistic billing expectations. The news that former Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge corporate partner Stephen Connoni is suing his former firm, alleging that it fired him without the vote of the firm’s partnership and without paying monies owed to him, has highlighted the enormous ­pressure partners are […]

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