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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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Asda in the driving seat as property partners battle for retail panel nod

As its relationship with Eversheds falters, the retail giant looks further afield. UP AND down the country, property partners are busy putting the final touches to tender documents for Asda’s first - and hotly ­contested - retail development panel, which incorporates the entire gamut of property work. “We’ve not really done a review like this in retail development before,” says Asda legal counsel Sarah Dickson. “People […]

Trio of Paul Hastings partners return to Hunton & Williams

Three former Hunton & Williams partners have returned to the firm from its US rival Paul Hastings. Jeff Schroeder, Larry Skinner and Ellis Butler all trained at Hunton & Williams, where they became partners, but left to join Paul Hastings in 2003. On returning to their former firm they will be joined in the global […]

Willkie Farr turns to Kaye Scholer for restructuring partner duo

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has strengthened its bankruptcy and restructuring department with the hire of heavy-hitting Kaye Scholer partner Margot Schonholtz. Schonholtz was a former super-point partner at Clifford Chance, where she was head of insolvency and restructuring, until joining Kaye Scholer as part of a five-partner team in 2005 (21 February 2005). At Kaye […]

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