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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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Shearman pulls out of Düsseldorf and Munich with office closures

Shearman & Sterling is closing down two-thirds of its German office network, with many of the lawyers in Düsseldorf and Munich set to lose their jobs with the US firm. Shearman will continue to operate in Germany via its office in Frankfurt, which currently has around 10 partners and another 15 associates. Several of the […]

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This memorandum has been prepared for the assistance of those who are considering the formation of an insurance or reinsurance company in Bermuda. Bermuda is currently in the process of phasing in a number of new regulations designed to bolster its regulatory and supervisory framework, particularly as it relates to its commercial insurers. Bermudaʹs insurance […]

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Tyco renews fixed-fee contract with Eversheds

Eversheds has secured a two-year extension of its multi-million pound contract with US industrial conglomerate Tyco. It is the fourth renewal of the deal, under which Eversheds will service all the client’s legal needs across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The deal was first signed in 2006 (8 January 2007) and was last renewed […]

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