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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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Editor’s Weekly: Money’s too tight to mention

George Osborne’s emergency budget will inevitably touch all corners of the community. In addition to increasing VAT and Capital Gains Tax the Chancellor also announced a three-year pay freeze for public sector workers. It’s hardly surprising therefore that the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) announced that it would also be imposing a freeze on the minimum […]

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Norton Rose ups litigation practice after a record year

Norton Rose has made a double partner hire for its litigation practice after a year in which dispute ­resolution turnover grew by 23.6 per cent. Denton Wilde Sapte joint UK litigation chief Paul Morris, and DLA Piper partner David McKie, who specialises in marine and aviation litigation, have both joined the firm as partners. They […]

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Capital’s gain: Rupert MacInnes, Capital One Bank

Particularly where litigation and regulation are concerned, business is booming for Capital One Bank general counsel Rupert MacInnes. If you find those no-win, no-fee ads on daytime TV annoying then spare a thought for Rupert MacInnes, general counsel at Capital One Bank. Claims management companies promising to write off credit cards and loans are now commonplace and have […]

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Opinion: Ruling on acquitted defendant costs will speak volumes

The Government has a choice to make – one that will be watched closely by City lawyers who routinely defend companies and clients facing proceedings brought by the Serious Fraud Office, the Financial Services Authority and the Office of Fair Trading. Will it appeal a High Court ­judgment that has struck down a scheme which […]

Cover up

Over the past year, an increasing number of litigation insurers have extended their coverage to include own-costs cover. James Delaney looks at what this means for the industry A multi-million dollar shareholder dispute involving the development of the first, and now one of largest, mobile telephone companies in Afghanistan – Afghan Wireless Communications Company (AWCC) […]

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