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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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A NEW world-wide grouping of prosecuting lawyers is set to be officially launched in Budapest next April. Planning for the International Association of Public Prosecutors has already begun and an organising committee has been established. Committee member Eamonn Barnes, Director of Public Prosecutions for the Republic of Ireland, says the proposal for the formation of […]

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INFOTECH Everyone is talking about the Internet but is it of any commercial use to law firms developing their practice? Articles appear every week on connectivity, service providers and the wide range of facilities available, but what are the strengths and weaknesses of the system from the viewpoint of a firm of solicitors. Email is […]

Dentons picks up Pakistan telecomms contract

CITY firm Denton Hall has been signed by the Pakistani government to act in the planned sale of a US$1.5 billion share portfolio from the Pakistan Telephone Company. The sale, to an international telecomms group, is being handled by a consortium which includes Denton Hall, accountancy firm Coopers & Lybrand and merchant bank Morgan Grenfell. […]

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