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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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Dibbs unrest spurs IT head into talks with Arnheims

Dibb Lupton Alsop’s head of IT, David Barrett, is understood to be in talks to take his core IT team to another firm – believed to be Price Waterhouse’s law firm Arnheim & Co. As The Lawyer revealed last month, the firm’s London office has already lost three partners, two associates and four assistants in […]

Monitoring witnesses

IN AN effort to improve the experience of witnesses in court, a monitoring exercise will be carried out in magistrates’ courts and Crown Court centres in England and Wales. In June, practitioners representing clients in trials will be approached by court staff for details of the number of defence and prosecution witnesses they are expecting […]

In brief: Eversheds offers telephone conveyancing

Eversheds has become the third law firm to link up with an estate agent, Hambro Countrywide, to offer a seven-day conveyancing telephone service. Eversheds has invested about £1m in the Manchester business, Home 2 Home, due to launch this month under the management of partner Morag Joyce. Similar services are provided by Northampton law firm […]

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Rollit Farrel & Bladon advised Kingston Communications (Hull) on its £85m financing, arranged by Robert Fleming & Co and a consortium of lending banks, advised by Norton Rose.

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