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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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FIREBOX.COM

Direct public offerings (DPOs) are the corporate finance contribution to the dotcom world. A DPO allows people to invest in an unlisted company through the internet. Firebox intends to raise £1m and potential investors can do everything online – view the prospectus, apply for shares and pay for them. The offer has already given Firebox […]

Apax Partners

Apax Partners invests $30m (£20.5m) in electronic trade community bolero.net. Bolero.net advised by Allen & Overy (Alison Beardsley). Parent companies the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication and Through Transport Club advised by Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Simon Jay) and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Karen Fountain) respectively. Apax Partners advised by SJ Berwin (John Daghlian, […]

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Lee & Priestley has acquired fellow Yorkshire practice Marklands, a niche commercial property firm. It also operates in trusts and probate. Lee & Priestley has offices in Leeds, Bradford, Pudsey and Yeadon.

Charity begins at home

After thirty-two years working at Nabarro Nathanson, David Bramson is ready to retire, spend time with his family and gove something back to society. Vanessa Pawsey reports David Bramson, senior partner at Nabarro Nathanson, is very, very reserved. He is certainly economical with words, but then again maybe he’s just wary of the press. Bramson […]

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