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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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Former Clarkson Wright & Jakes partner Leslie Seldon has pursued a seven-year legal battle against his former firm, which included a trip to the Supreme Court. Yesterday, the Employment Appeal Tribunal signalled the end of the road for the case. Katy Dowell reports It has been seven years since former partner Leslie Seldon began his […]

DLA Piper acts for Ann Budge on takeover of Hearts of Midlothian

DLA Piper’s restructuring team has acted for Edinburgh businesswoman Ann Budge on her takeover of Hearts of Midlothian. The deal, which will save the club from administration, saw the team led by partners Graeme Henry and Richard Obank advise Bidco, the special purpose vehicle set up for the acquisition. Morisons (Scotland) acted for the administrators, […]

Eversheds Saladžius set to provide pro bono legal services to IWAV

Eversheds Saladžius has become a legal partner of the International Women’s Association of Vilnius (IWAV). IWAV is a charitable organisation and support group that unites international and local women living in Lithuania. This month, IWAV members will celebrate their 16th anniversary since the foundation of the association. Eversheds Saladžius is to provide pro bono legal […]

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Hogan Lovells to shut up shop in Prague

Hogan Lovells is to close its Prague office this summer following a strategic review of the market. Hogan Lovells has been operating in the Czech Republic since 1991. The firm picked up its current Prague managing partner Miroslav Dubovsky when he defected from Clifford Chance where he had been head of corporate in the Czech […]

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