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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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The Indian Bar Association appears to have removed some obstacles to foreign lawyers setting up in its country – only to raise new ones. During the inaugural ceremony, Lalit Bhasin, honorary secretary-general of the Indian Bar Association, said international lawyers were welcome to come to India “so long as they practise on a level playing […]

UK barrister advises on Louise Woodward case

English barrister John Cooper has been trying to effect the release of Louise Woodward, using UK precedents on the adverse effect of pre-trial publicity. Cooper, of 7 Stone Buildings, has been working pro bono for the Justice for Louise Woodward Campaign. Last week he sent relevant British precedents, which he says have persuasive authority in […]

Litigation Recent Decisions 11/11/97

Appeal against conviction for psychiatric actual bodily harm R v Clarence Barrington Morris (1997) Court: CA (Potter LJ, Ebsworth J, Forbes J) 22/10/97 Appearances: Mr Kogan for the appellant. Summary: Appeal against conviction and sentence for actual bodily harm caused by stalking. Whether conviction was safe when harm was psychiatric and judge did not allow […]

In brief: Cadwaladers recruits privatisation lawyers

US firm Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft has recruited Robert Vitale to head its global infrastructure and privatisation group. It has also taken on five privatisation specialists from US firm Brown & Wood and said it will hire top project finance lawyers in London.

IBA Conference – SA apologises

South Africa’s two main professional legal bodies have apologised for failing to prevent human rights abuses during the apartheid era. In their submission to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the Association of Law Societies said it let down people who were victimised under white rule. The General Council of the Bar said that its members […]

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