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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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Employment: Rights on the money

­The Court of Appeal’s rulings in a series of recent equal pay cases may force the Government and other employers to rewrite their policy documents. The decision of the Court of Appeal in Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council v Bainbridge and Ors (2008) and Surtees and Ors v Middlesbrough Council (2008) (The Lawyer, 29 July) […]

Safety in numbers

It was Cravath Swaine & Moore that set the bonus trend last year with special awards for associates. This year the firm may well be setting trends again – but for very different reasons. After Skadden boldly matched its 2007 numbers but scrapped the special bonus structure (see story), Cravath has almost halved last year’s […]

Hausfeld to link up with former firm in UK

The London office of Cohen Milstein Hausfeld & Toll is in talks to join with breakaway firm Hausfeld in the UK. Hausfeld was spun off from the US class action firm earlier this month, led by former antitrust and international practice group head Michael Hausfeld. He has already poached around 30 partners from Cohen Milstein […]

Nabarro staffing review to hit London, Sheffield

Nabarro staffing review to hit London, Sheffield” />Nabarro has become the latest in a long line of firms to start a redundancy consultation, reviewing a total of 22 jobs across its offices in London and Sheffield. London will be the worst hit, with 10 fee-earners and seven support staff at risk of redundancy, while three […]

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