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Longer term tenancies? Potential implications for lenders

Walker Morris’ Housing and Banking Litigation experts Karl Anders, Justin Coley and Sandip Singh explain the UK government’s consultation on introducing longer-term tenancies in the private rented sector, with a particular focus on potential impacts for lenders…

Assessing creditworthiness in consumer credit: FCA publishes final rules and guidance

The results of a large-scale survey by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in 2017 indicated, among other things, that: 75% of UK adults had one or more consumer credit products or loans in the previous 12 months; 4.1 million people were “in difficulty” because they had already failed to pay domestic bills or meet credit […]

Open Banking, fintech and the Brexit hokey cokey

By Miles Trower London is, arguably, the most important global hub for financial services. As a result, the consequences of the Brexit vote, the ensuing uncertainty and the eventual transitional and regulatory framework applying to UK financial services and how it will continue to access overseas markets has been subject to huge speculation. Much of […]

FCA consultation on a Global Financial Innovation Network

By Russell Kelsall On 7 August 2018, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a consultation on the creation of a Global Financial Innovation consultation. With innovation in the global financial services market rapidly increasing, it is important for firms to consider the options for building, implementing and sharing experiences of digital solutions.

Austria: The DPA’s strict view on retention periods

At the end of July, the Austrian Data Protection Authority (‘DPA’) published its first decision on retention periods applying the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’; DSB-D216.471/0001-DSB/2018). The decision is final. The DPA had to decide for which period a provider of telecommunications services (hereinafter: the ‘controller’) may (respectively must) retain so-called master data, required for […]

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Redundancy looms for law centre seven after budget cut

BRENT Community Law Centre and the borough’s two Citizens Advice Bureaux (CAB) are on the verge of closing, leaving seven lawyers facing redundancy. The centre claims the £300,000 cuts in advice service grants by Brent Council will leave the London borough with no independent advice service from April. It is vowing to fight the closure […]

In brief: Herbert Smith

Herbert Smith litigation partner John Reynolds, is understood to be joining US firm McDermott Will & Emery at its new London office.

A PRIVATE law college has been given the go-ahead to double the intake for its legal practice course (LPC), prompting fears that it will increase competition for trainee jobs

A PRIVATE law college has been given the go-ahead to double the intake for its legal practice course (LPC), prompting fears that it will increase competition for trainee jobs. London college BPP Law School will offer 288 places in September after permission was given by the Law Society. The Trainee Solicitors Group is worried that […]

In brief: Further to an article

Further to an article in last week’s The Lawyer, we would like to clarify that Welsh Health Legal Services is not being dissolved. It is transferring to new management under the Conwy and Denbighshire NHS Trust. Its previous management, the Welsh Health Common Services Authority, will be dissolved on 31 March as part of preparations […]

Mansfield accuses Irvine of 'paying lip service' to reform

MICHAEL Mansfield QC, the high profile criminal barrister acting for the family of murdered black teenager Stephen Lawrence, has launched a scathing attack on the legal profession. He also claims the Lord Chancellor is not up to the job of reforming it. Mansfield made his comments at a discussion held after the performance of a […]

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