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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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In brief: Pitmans swells its ranks by three

Thames Valley firm Pitmans has taken on three lawyers. Jane Young has joined the litigation department from Edwin Coe, in London, and Caroline Martin has joined the company commercial department from Newbury’s Charles Lucas & Marshall. Robert Fuzzey has been taken on in the litigation department as a paralegal prior to obtaining a training contract. […]

Levy leaves SJ Berwin for Olswang

S J BERWIN & Co partner Graeme Levy has deserted its high-profile corporate finance department to join Olswang. Levy handed in his notice last week, but is still with his old firm while his leaving terms are finalised. Olswang partner Caroline Kean says the London firm is very excited about the move. “He will be […]

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GA Properties, advised by Cobbett Leak Almond, has bought for u3.75m 12.8 acres of development land at Birchwood Science Park, Warrington, from Digital Equipment, advised by Vaudrey Osborne & Mellor.

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