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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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DWF posts 12.5 per cent half-year fees hike

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London gains six new partners in Latham promos

Latham & Watkins has promoted 30 lawyers to its partnership, with the London office getting six new partners. In London, IP lawyer Gail Crawford, litigator Stephen Fietta, finance specialists Reena Gogna and Andy Kolacki as well as corporate lawyers Antti Ihamuotila and Jeffrey Lawlis all made the cut. Latham managing partner Robert Dell (pictured) said: […]

SRA begins final consultation on qualified lawyers transfer scheme

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has launched a final consultation into the new ‘qualified lawyers transfer scheme’ (QLTS). The SRA caused controversy earlier this year when it sought to put in place interim qualified lawyers transfer test measures while the initiative was finalised (The Lawyer, 11 February). At the time the College of Law and […]

Safety measures: de-risking pension schemes

For employers and trustees looking to ‘de-risk’ their pension schemes, the emergence of a series of inventive approaches to dealing with liabilities offer them genuine opportunities to achieve their goals. By Ian Cormican and Caroline Legg With the majority of final salary pension schemes now closed to new entrants and a sizeable number closed to […]

Bingham hires Clifford Chance DC head

Bingham McCutchen has raided Clifford Chance to bulk up its US litigation capabilities, hiring the magic circle firm’s Washington DC office head as well as two litigation partners. Leiv Blad, who headed Clifford Chance’s DC office, will join the antitrust and trade regulation group in Bingham’s DC office together with partners Jon Roellke and Boyd […]

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