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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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Snapshot of a profession in turmoil

Unrelenting bad press and increased competition have pushed marketing and management issues to the forefront of the 1990s agenda in law firms throughout the country. “Legal services are an intangible service and in a commercial world they need to be presented alongside a clear marketing package,” said David Temporal, of management consultancy firm Hodgart Temporal. […]

Internet indecency

Computer consultant Simon Jackson, of Andover, has been bailed until 9 May when he will appear before magistrates facing charges of distributing indecent photographs of children on the computer Internet. The case is expected to go for a Crown Court hearing.

In brief: Young Bland hits Eversheds top spot

National firm Eversheds has appointed its youngest ever senior partner. Adrian Bland, 40, currently deputy managing partner and head of commercial property, was unanimously elected as senior partner of the Birmingham office. He will take on the new role on the retirement of David Haggett on 1 May 1997. “I see us developing very much […]

Law and Politics. Closed Whitehall cynicism must shift

THE LORD Chancellor’s Department, which dominates the careers of so many, is facing a wind of change – or at least a strong breeze. The LCD is no longer simply a body administering the judicial system with responsibility for judicial appointments. It is now an increasingly politicised ministry dealing with fundamental and high profile changes […]

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Allen & Overy acted for The Thomson Corporation on its purchase of shares of companies in Finland

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