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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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Garretts loses a founding partner

Adrian Phillips joined Garretts nearly six years ago and played a key role in building the Reading office into a seven-partner practice with 35 fee earners serving the Thames Valley market. His departure is the latest in a string of high-profile defections from the firm’s regional offices in the past year. Garretts has, however, strengthened […]

Lawyer loses sex case

Joan Grant, lawyer for the Disability Law Service in Central London, was fired after bosses found out she was accessing her fantasy file for ten minutes every day. Grant said she was thinking about taking up a career in writing sexual fantasy novels and also considering setting up a mediation law centre for gays

Plotting the legal course in murky waters

The House of Lords is set to hear a case which will decide who is reponsible to navigate while at sea. Roger Pearson reports. The rights of ship charterers to decide the route taken by the vessel they are chartering is to be argued in the House of Lords. Ship charterer Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha sued […]

Scuffle of the week….

Scary Spice Girl Mel G flew off to Phuket in an attempt to get as far away from her husband as possible. She is separating from Jimmy Gulzar after a furious New Year’s day row and a divorce now seems inevitable. Mel G has already instructed Mayfair law firm Gordon Dadds’ senior partner Douglas Alexiou […]

…as it merges with Luxembourg firm

Clifford Chance has merged with Luxembourg firm Faltz & Kremer after months of wrangling with the Luxembourg bar. The Lawyer first revealed the planned link-up in August, when talks were said to be at an “advanced stage”. But the merger was delayed until 1 January because of objections from Luxembourg’s restrictive bar association – particularly […]

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