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Unprecedented sector changes for housing standards

By Karl Anders and Lucie Bryan The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill passed its Second Reading at the beginning of 2018. The Bill has support from both landlord and tenant-focused organisations, who are eager for it to pass into law. Housing Management and Litigation experts Karl Anders and Lucie Bryan […]

Anti-variation clauses: Valid after all

By Gwendoline Davies  In 2016 the Court of Appeal ruled that anti-variation clauses in commercial contracts had no legal effect and that contracts could be varied despite prior express restrictions to the contrary.  That has now been unanimously overturned by the Supreme Court in MWB Business Exchange Centres Ltd v Rock Advertising Ltd.  Walker Morris’ Head of […]

Social housing monthly law update – May 2018

By David Isaacson TLT’s monthly law update on all things affecting social housing Highlights this month include: ICO produces lawful basis interactive guidance tool Government consults on proposals to toughen rules on building safety Funding for supported housing: Government response published MHCLG announces plans for mandatory code of practice for letting and managing agents Land […]

GDPR enforcement and penalties: What you need to know

The General Data Protection Regulation will come into force on 25 May 2018 and brings with it new and improved regulatory powers for the Information Commissioner’s Office. What will this mean for businesses facing a data breach under the new GDPR regime?

Dutch law firms together against cybercrime

A number of Dutch firms have announced they will work together to fight cybercrime and digital threats. This group, in the event of proven success, looks forward to connecting with other law firms…

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In brief: Law Soc disappointment at Govt asylum paper

The Law Society last week expressed disappointment at the Government’s White Paper on immigration and asylum. In its official response, the society said the plans to restrict legal aid for asylum seekers and streamline the appeal system would do little to improve either the fairness or speed of the system.

Cash crisis and poor prospects for young Bar

Shaun Pye looks at the Bar Council report on overburdened student finance, and finds a profession unwilling to put its hands in its pockets to help. Let us start with the blindingly obvious. It costs a massive amount of money to train as a barrister. In a worst-case scenario, a non-law degree student will leave […]

In brief: Access to justice marred by lack of guidance

New laws designed to give British citizens better access to justice risk failure as they offer inadequate guidance to public authorities on how to comply with the law, according to a report published by the Institute for Public Policy Research last week. The report’s authors recommend the creation of a “human rights commission” to provide […]

In-house vs the Inns of Court

Susan Ward says a vast array of in-house work is available to young barristers who thrive on the cut and thrust of business. Susan Ward chairs the Bar Association for Commerce, Finance and Industry (Bacfi) with over 1,200 members. Student membership is available. Practice as an in-house barrister puts you right at the heart of […]

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