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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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Olswang’s US ally hit by tax scandal

Just one day after disgraced DC lobbyist Jack Abramoff began his prison sentence, Greenberg Traurig’s former head of tax, Jay Gordon, was disbarred for taking over $1.2m (£640,000) in kickbacks between 1999 and 2004. Olswang’s US ally has fired Gordon. Firm president and chief executive, Cesar Alvarez, said in a statement that the incident was […]

Nottingham Law School hits back with Mayer Brown deal

Nottingham Law School (NLS) has signed an exclusive deal with US firm Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw to deliver the Legal Practice Course (LPC) for the firm’s London trainees. The School has lagged behind rivals BPP and the College of Law in recent years, as the latter schools have snapped up a number of exclusive […]

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During the past couple of years Pinsent Masons has embarked upon a number of initiatives to ensure that minority groups are recognised and represented in our business. One way to recognise minority groups has been to work with equality lobbying group Stonewall as a member of its Diversity Champions programme. The programme is a good […]

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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Slaughter and May have won instructions from longstanding clients 888 and Ladbrokes to advise the companies on preliminary merger talks. Before President Bush effectively made internet gambling illegal in the US in October, Freshfields pledged to stand by 888 and its other online gaming clients while other City firms started to […]

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