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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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In brief: Firms still in the merger mood

Nearly half of the 30 lawyer delegates at a conference on law firm mergers last week said their practices were involved in merger talks. Another third said they were open to merger offers and only just under a quarter said they were not interested. The 23 firms that attended “Merger Most Foul”, organised by management […]

Labour City seminar plan falls flat

AN AMBITIOUS Labour Party initiative to raise £100,000 from a series of seminars for City lawyers featuring members of its front bench had to be cancelled due to lack of interest. The initiative was officially launched last December by the Society of Labour Lawyers and was designed to drum up funds and enthusiasm for Labour […]

Litigation Recent Decisions 25/03/97

Fire brigades not liable if they fail to turn up at fire (1) Capital and Counties v Hampshire County Council & ors (2) Digital Equipment Co v Hampshire County Council & ors (3) The Church of Latter Day Saints (Great Britain) v West Yorkshire Fire and Civil Defence Authority (4) John Munroe (Acrylics) v London […]

Pioneers of partnership law

The Liability Partnerships (Jersey) Law has now been registered and is expected to come into force later this year. Despite earlier indications that the Conservative government would not support the early introduction of equivalent legislation in the UK, the registration of the law appears to have prompted the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to […]

Scots vent anger over public fund to protect conveyancers

Scottish solicitors have attacked the Government for paying a £40,000 indemnity insurance premium for licensed conveyancers in a bid to get the profession off the ground in Scotland. The funding is being offered by the Scottish Conveyancing and Executry Board, a newly launched non-departmental public body which has been given the job of overseeing the […]

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