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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&O and Herbies lead on major software merger

Allen & Overy (A&O), Herbert Smith and Swiss firm Homburger have won lead roles on the proposed £2bn merger of Misys and Temenos, two major European banking software companies. A&O corporate partner George Knighton advised longstanding client Misys on the deal, for which the parties have reached an agreement. Herbert Smith partner Will Pearce advised […]

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McGrigors and Pinsents vote in favour of merger

McGrigors and Pinsent Masons have agreed to merge following a partner vote that closed on Friday, 3 February. The combined firm will operate as Pinsent Masons, as first reported in The Lawyer on 2 February. The £282m firm will have over 2,500 staff, including 1,500 lawyers, across offices in the UK, Asia and the Middle […]

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King & Spalding posts double-digit PEP increase

King & Spalding (K&S) has posted its financial results for 2011, revealing a higher than current average increase in both revenue and average profits. Total revenue was up by 9 per cent from $718m to $781m while average profit per equity partner rose 12 per cent from $1.73m to $1.93m. Last year K&S had a […]

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DAC Beachcroft wins prayer fight for atheist councillor

DAC Beachcroft has convinced the High Court that to hold prayers before council meetings is unlawful under the Local Government Act (1972). The National Secular Society instructed partner Stephen Hocking to challenge Bideford Town Council in Devon over whether it could hold prayers as part of the normal course of the meeting. Matrix Chambers’ David […]

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