The Lawyer Awards 2014: Chambers of the Year

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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.

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 […]

Downsizing?..There may be no choice

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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Phone-hacking and the lawyers’ feeding frenzy

Today’s news is dominated by the verdicts in the epic News International phone-hacking trial. And with eight silks drafted in by lawyers from DLA Piper, Kingsley Napley, HowardKennedyFsi and Simons Muirhead & Burton battling it out, today should also see some celebrations across the City. For media lawyers the hacking saga has been a gift, […]

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South Korea: Defence force

Its legal market is destined to open up to US and European firms soon. Korean players are finding ways to power up for the challenge It has been more than two years since Ropes & Gray, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton and Clifford Chance became the first foreign firms to be allowed to open offices […]

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PEP climbs at Stephenson Harwood to £537k, turnover hits £121m

Stephenson Harwood grew its revenue by 8 per cent from £112.3m to £121m over the course of the 2013/14 financial year (15 July 2013). The uptick marks the fifth year of consecutive growth for the firm, which has seen its turnover rise each year since 2008/09, when turnover stood at £85.1m.  This growth is mirrored […]

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Canary Wharf bondholders do battle over Clifford Chance HQ sale proceeds

Deutsche Bank and Canary Wharf Group are seeking a court resolution over a financing deal following the £795m sale of Clifford Chance’s 10 Upper Bank Street building. Deutsche Bank’s trustee business and Canary Wharf Finance II, a CWG subsidiary, are asking the court for a decision over whether to pay out £168.8m to note holders […]

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Meet the new boss: changing role of the country’s top GCs

We’re coming out of the back room and helping to shape strategy, say our shortlisted lawyers for this year’s In-house Lawyer of the Year award. In-house lawyers are no longer the forgotten back office box-tickers they once were, next-generation general counsel are masters of the boardroom. Dynamic, often young, and surprisingly good-humoured, considering they’re also […]

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