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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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Le Masurier Giffard & Poch has merged with Ogier & Le Cornu to form Ogier & Le Masurier, in a venture which will offer advice to clients at home and abroad. The new operation claims to have the “strongest team of business lawyers in the island” with 12 partners and a total of 30 lawyers. […]

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AN ARRAY of legal names made the short journey from the Inns of Court to London’s Brick Lane to open a new multi-ethnic chambers in the street famous for its market and curries. Tower Hamlets Barristers’ Chambers, the second set to open in Brick Lane, has six tenants specialising in immigration, housing and criminal law. […]

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A SIMMERING row between senior figures in the Law Society Sole Practitioner’s Group looks set to boil over this week when the group holds its annual meeting. The meeting – attended by the society’s presidential candidates – will be fired up by claims that chair Arnold Rosen is being censored by his own ruling committee. […]

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