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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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British Airways (BA) general counsel Robert Webb QC is stepping down from the role at the end of March. A well-known figure in legal circles, Webb spent 25 years at the bar before joining BA. He sat opposite the BA when instructed by Virgin during the infamous ‘dirty tricks campaign’ in the 1990s. After joining […]

Ashurst makes second major foray into Libya

Ashurst is homing in on the Libyan market after completing its second part-nationalisation in the oil and gas sector there in a month. Ashurst is homing in on the Libyan market after completing its second part-nationalisation in the oil and gas sector there in a month. The firm advised National Oil Corporation of Libya (NOC) […]

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Dewey slashes pay for 66 partners

Dewey & LeBoeuf has overhauled its compensation system, cutting pay for more than 60 partners across the firm. Up to 66 partners at the US firm have had their compensation reduced, in a number of cases by around 80 per cent. The cuts have left certain Dewey partners taking home around $10,000 in monthly draws, […]

Local vs central govt lawyers in showdown

Local government lawyers are up in arms because they pay more for their practising certificates than central ­government lawyers, who receive a statutory discount. Birmingham City Council legal chief Mirza Ahmed, who spends £100,000 on his team’s certificates, has written to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) demanding urgent action. The SRA has pledged a consultation, […]

Tesco case breaks new ground as CAT chief shows bargaining powers

Incoming chair has begun a new era for the Competition Appeal Tribunal. Is the Competition Appeal ­Tribunal (CAT) changing tack? Under new president Gerald Barling it made history last week when it found for Tesco against the Competition Commission. And, in another break with tradition, ­Barling is also set to launch the CAT’s first users’ […]

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