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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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Rethinking the Islands’ top firms

I refer to the article contained in The Lawyer on 6 December 1999, entitled “Channel Island firms offer one-stop shop”. There is reference to “Jersey’s four dominant firms”. Although not specifically stated, it is clear from the article that this is a reference to Mourant du Feu & Jeune, Ogier & Masurier, Bedell & Cristin […]

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The boards of both companies have approved the deal which, if regulators give it the go-ahead, will create a new company worth $327 billion by the end of the year. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett’s corporate partners Richard Beattie and Peter Ruegger and associate Peter Malloy are providing counsel for AOL. The firm was reportedly invaded […]

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Kent County Council has launched High Court action in a bid to claim back the cost of the nursing home care it funded in respect of a woman who died in January 1996. The council is taking Jennifer Tapley, executor of the estate of Vera Bennett, to court. It claims that Tapley must pay more […]

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Linklaters & Alliance has advised Halifax Group on the first issue by a UK bank of tax deductible tier 1 capital, which raised £500m. The team was led by capital markets partner Andrew Roberts and tax partner Jonathan Richards. Allen & Overy advised lead managers Warburg Dillon Read and Lehman Brothers while Mourant du Feu […]

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