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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 Collyer Bristow partner Gary Withey, who advised businessman Craig Whyte on his takeover of Rangers Football Club, has emerged as a consultant at City boutique Segens Solicitors. Withey quit Collyer Bristow amid controversy last month after the football club was put into administration (5 March 2012). Rangers FC administrators Duff and Phelps said Withey […]

DLA and Reed Smith gain partners from Dewey departures

Dewey & LeBoeuf has lost another partner to DLA Piper and a second to Reed Smith, taking the number of firmwide partner exits to more than 50. Corporate partner Prakash Paran has quit the firm’s London office for DLA Piper, taking two of his colleagues, associates Roger Loo and Melanie James, with him. The co-head […]

Defamation

 Cairns v Modi. Unreported. Queen’s Bench Division (QBD). Bean J. 26 March 2012 A former professional cricketer was entitled to aggravated damages following unsubstantiated match-fixing allegations made on Twitter where a defendant had maintained a plea of justification.Judgment for claimant New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns claimed defamation following the publication of words about him […]

Moves: 9 April 2012

 Thomas Eggar partners have elected litigation head Victoria Brackett as the firm’s first-ever female managing partner, while also revamping its overall management function. Move of the week Brackett, who will take over on 1 May, succeeds Tony Edwards, who has been managing partner for eight years and who will remain at the firm in […]

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Dewey exits continue as New York partner heads to Mayer Brown

Dewey & LeBoeuf is understood to have lost another partner to Mayer Brown with the departure of corporate finance partner Richard Spitzer. Spitzer has become the third partner to leave Dewey for Mayer Brown within the space of a week, according to the Wall Street Journal. Mayer Brown announced last week that Dewey structured finance […]

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