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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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Accountants and foreign firms come top in French fees table

A survey of French law firms has revealed that they are losing the fight against the accountancy-linked giants and Anglo-Saxon rivals. Fidal, KPMG’s affiliated firm, has increased the gap between itself and its competitors with gross fees nearly double the size of Landwell’s, the second-placed firm. International firms and the big five accountancy firms have […]

Scuffle of the week

British Olympic gold medal winner Richard Faulds has lost a court case brought against him by residents in his home town. Dead-eyed Dick, as he has been tagged in Australia, won gold in the clay pigeon double trap event against stiff competition. However, neighbours in Longparish near Andover have won a case prohibiting the 23-year-old […]

Investors urge M&A lawyers to get active

Institutional investors are forcing lawyers to take a more proactive approach in providing business advice on the future of their clients’ companies. According to Colin Roy, managing director and co-head of investment banking in Germany at Merrill Lynch Capital Markets, institutional investors have become increasingly vocal during the decision-making process in takeover situations. Speaking at […]

Lovells hires partner for Moscow

Lovells is bucking the trend by expanding its Moscow office as other firms retreat from the region. US firm Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy is considering pulling out of Moscow, and Eversheds dissolved its office only a month ago (The Lawyer, 18 September). Lovells, though, is taking on Larry George as a second partner for […]

Andersen Legal attacks Dutch Bar

Andersen Legal has sent a warning to the Dutch Bar by publishing a critical report on the bar’s ban of associations between law firms and accountants. The report, entitled “Fair Competition and the Practice of Law in The Netherlands”, was released at the International Bar Association (IBA) conference in Amsterdam on 22 September. It attacks […]

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