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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 […]

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Social housing monthly law update – May 2018

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Amber Melville-Brown

What was your first-ever job? A bicycle-riding guide around a Kentish holiday camp. What was your worst ­experience as a trainee? Being locked in a police cell with an irate client arrested for an assault. I’ve had better days – as, I suspect, had he. Where’s the best place to go if you want to […]

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Hausfeld is to appeal a High Court decision that effectively spelt the end for US-style class actions in English and Welsh courts (see blog ). Anthony Maton Hausfeld partner Anthony Maton met with the claimants, cut flower importers Emerald Supplies and Southern Glass House Produce, this morning to discuss the possibility of an appeal. The […]

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