This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 17th November 2013

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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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Nuix appoints Stuart Clarke as Director of Investigations Services

Nuix, a worldwide provider of information management technologies, today announced it has appointed Stuart Clarke as Director of Investigation Services. Clarke will be responsible globally for developing the Nuix Investigator product suite and collaborating with customers and partners to ensure Nuix software helps them improve the way they conduct digital investigations. Clarke is highly experienced […]

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Dentons adds two partners to Middle East base

Dentons has boosted its Middle East practice with the hire of two lawyers from DLA Piper and Norton Rose Fulbright to its Abu Dhabi and Dubai offices. Former DLA Piper legal director Ian Dalley has joined the Abu Dhabi construction practice and former Norton Rose Fulbright finance of counsel Alex Roussos joined the Dubai office. The […]

States propose revising the ‘relationship’ between franchisors and franchisees

By Erik B Wulff and Abhishek Dubé In the ‘90s, we witnessed efforts by franchisee rights advocates to introduce federal franchise legislation to protect franchisee interests in their relationships with franchisors. In connection with the FTC reviewing and amending the FTC Rule on Franchising, similar efforts were made to add a relationship component to the amended […]

Eversheds advises Allied Glass on tertiary buyout deal

 Eversheds has advised Allied Glass on a tertiary buyout backed by CBPE Capital. Allied Glass is one of the largest glass manufacturers in the UK, manufacturing glass containers for the spirits industry. The Eversheds team was led by corporate partner Robin Skelton, assisted by senior associate David Milne and associate Carly Gulliver.

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DWF half year turnover swells by 57.5 per cent to £93.6m

DWF has continued its upward trajectory with revenue up 57.5 per cent at the half year, with growth largely driven by the February acquisitions of Fishburns and Cobbetts.  Turnover for the first half of 2013/14 stood at £93.6m, up 57.5 per cent from £59.4m. The firm said 10 per cent of that growth, or £6m, […]

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