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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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Schilling Zutt & Anschutz (SZA) has raided Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom’s tax practice ahead of its new office opening in Frankfurt. Skadden partner Dr Hans-Goerg Berg is leaving the firm for SZA along with counsel Rolf Schmich and associate Bjorn Enders. The move leaves Skadden with no tax practitioners in its Frankfurt office, […]

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DLA Piper has raided Simmons & Simmons’ Rome office for a 17-lawyer team, including four partners. The partners leaving Simmons are Italian head of corporate Antonio Lombardo, projects chief Rodolfo Errore and corporate partners Ernesto Apuzzo and Francesco Aleandri. The new hires will join an existing DLA Piper team of 13 fee-earners, including eight partners, […]

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The SFO’s efforts ­to resolve its corruption case against BAE Systems, temporarily halted until the ­outcome of an application for judicial review, highlights once again the weaknesses of the UK system when it comes to bringing white-collar criminals to justice. In my SFO Review (2008), I identified two causes contributing to the agency’s under-performance. The […]

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Having spent the last two years impressing Thames Water, BLP has struck a deal to take on the client’s legal function. BLP’s decision to keep the strategic work for itself and farm out the vanilla stuff to referral firms will help reinforce its reputation for high-end work, bolstering a string of hires made to its […]

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