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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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Birmingham duo launch specialist tax MDP

A LONG-serving partner and an associate at Birmingham-based Morton Fisher are leaving the firm to set up a multi- disciplinary practice (MDP) specialising in providing financial services. Alan Meal, partner and departmental head of the business division at Morton Fisher, and associate Gareth Fatchett, both resigned at the end of last year. They are planning […]

Crown prosecutors threaten action over 'discrimination'

Furious Crown Prosecution Service lawyers are considering legal action after being passed up for promotion. The lawyers, mainly middle-ranking prosecutors, say they were discriminated against in the process to find 42 chief crown prosecutors. The CPS is accused of using performance markings in sifting internal candidates, while external applicants were judged on their application forms […]

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Two cheese sandwiches, whose non-appearance at court halted an Old Bailey murder trial in its tracks, at an estimated cost of u18,000 to the taxpayer. Securicor officers said they had no time to provide sarnies because of manpower problems. Two men accused of murder said their dodgy stomachs prevented them eating the microwave meals provided […]

Anger as Government presses ahead with fast-track justice

The Government is pressing ahead with fast-track justice nationwide despite the fact that pilot schemes remain only half complete. The speed with which new procedures are being brought in has infuriated defence lawyers, and angered the Law Society. They predict potential chaos as magistrates, solicitor’s court clerks and the police struggle to get to grips […]

The Lawyer's highest ever circulation

THE LAWYER is boosting its circulation again. For the first time in its history, the legal profession’s only independent weekly newspaper will be sent to about 10,000 partners in firms with 10 or more partners. The move brings The Lawyer’s circulation to 31,000. This includes 13,000 assistant solicitors with zero to six years PQE, 8,000 […]

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