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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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Andrew Paton speaks out in favour of ADR

On 24 January the Lord Chief Justice and the Vice Chancellor handed down a practice direction “Case management in civil litigation” applying to all lists in the Queen’s Bench and Chancery Divisions. To anyone who has run a recent case in the Commercial Court the direction’s terms will be familiar. The first nine paragraphs are […]

Property partner takes on compliance role at Tilneys

FORMER Lace Mawer property partner David Wetherell has moved in-house to run the compliance department of a group of stockbrokers and fund managers. Wetherell, who was a partner at the Manchester firm for four years, has been appointed group compliance officer and company secretary at The Tilney Group. He says he was not looking to […]

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Judge criticises CICB's 'major deficit'

Kuszek v Clarke – QBD 29 April 1997 Claimant: Ruth Kuszek, 45 Incident: Road traffic accident Injuries: Claimant, a competitive horsewoman and livery stable owner, suffered disabling whiplash injuries in a road crash which caused her grave problems with running her livery stables. Her sporting activities were also interfered with Award: £55,000 (agreed damages) Judge: […]

Make your mind up time

Anthony Greayer reminds solicitors that they should be deciding where they stand in relation to the Crest share system It is now time for solicitors’ firms to decide what they want to do about Crest. The only option that is not available is to ignore it. Crest offers private client practices the choice of either […]

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Insurance services company Fishers Group, advised by Travers Smith Braithwaite, has reversed into Irish quoted company Celtic Gold, advised by Arthur Cox, in an u11.45m deal.

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