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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?

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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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Partner promotions at Allen & Overy (A&O) have slumped to a three-year low as news emerges that the magic circle firm has invited just 14 associates to join the partnership. Last year the firm promoted 21 associates, while in 2003, 29 were made up. Of the new partners, six specialise in banking, three in litigation, […]

Lovells boosts partnership by twelve

Lovells has elected 12 new partners with the bulk of the associates invited to join the partnership based in the firm’s overseas offices.The firm’s London, German and Asia practices produced three partners each. Meanwhile, Lovells’ Chicago, New York and Milan offices have each gained one new partner.The promotions are split fairly evenly between each of […]

Schroders calls on Eversheds for launch of employee forum

Eversheds has helped Schroders Investment Management to launch an employee forum, which can be consulted on policy and initiatives affecting staff. It is understood that Schroders is the first City institution to create such a forum. The launch coincides with the implementation of the EC Directive on Informing and Consulting Employees. Under the new rules, […]

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