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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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Chinese legal history has been made this month with the introduction of the Lawyers Law, the country’s first national law governing the regulation of the legal profession. It represents another step towards China’s re-establishment of its legal profession. Lawyers were a casualty of the Cultural Revolution and were reintroduced in 1979. Although enabling regulations which […]

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In one of the largest ever property deals in the City, lawyers are drawing up the terms of the high-profile sale of part of Spitalfields Market to the London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange (Liffe). The multi-million pound deal is seen as a victory for the City Corporation over Canary Wharf, which had been […]

Kendal appoints legal veteran

Local government lawyer Hugh McClorry has been appointed Kendal Town Council town clerk. McClorry, who has 24 years’ experience with local authorities, has been in private practice since 1993. He will replace CG Thomson Wilson partner Robert Metcalfe, who retired from the part-time position after eight years because of an increasing workload in his practice […]

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