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Longer term tenancies? Potential implications for lenders

Walker Morris’ Housing and Banking Litigation experts Karl Anders, Justin Coley and Sandip Singh explain the UK government’s consultation on introducing longer-term tenancies in the private rented sector, with a particular focus on potential impacts for lenders…

Assessing creditworthiness in consumer credit: FCA publishes final rules and guidance

The results of a large-scale survey by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in 2017 indicated, among other things, that: 75% of UK adults had one or more consumer credit products or loans in the previous 12 months; 4.1 million people were “in difficulty” because they had already failed to pay domestic bills or meet credit […]

Open Banking, fintech and the Brexit hokey cokey

By Miles Trower London is, arguably, the most important global hub for financial services. As a result, the consequences of the Brexit vote, the ensuing uncertainty and the eventual transitional and regulatory framework applying to UK financial services and how it will continue to access overseas markets has been subject to huge speculation. Much of […]

FCA consultation on a Global Financial Innovation Network

By Russell Kelsall On 7 August 2018, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a consultation on the creation of a Global Financial Innovation consultation. With innovation in the global financial services market rapidly increasing, it is important for firms to consider the options for building, implementing and sharing experiences of digital solutions.

Austria: The DPA’s strict view on retention periods

At the end of July, the Austrian Data Protection Authority (‘DPA’) published its first decision on retention periods applying the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’; DSB-D216.471/0001-DSB/2018). The decision is final. The DPA had to decide for which period a provider of telecommunications services (hereinafter: the ‘controller’) may (respectively must) retain so-called master data, required for […]

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Litigation Recent Decisions 27/06/95

Settlement of a libel action John K Reames v The Guardian (1995). (QBD (Sir Michael Davies) 10/5/95). Summary: Statement to be read in court in connection with a sum paid into court by the defendant and accepted in settlement of the plaintiff’s libel action. In an article published by The Guardian of 30/7/94 the defendants […]

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It may come as a surprise that a civil litigator in a major City firm should be so interested in the Woolf reforms. With the exception of pro bono work, our clients are not likely to be in the proposed small claims or fast track categories. But my clients too are regularly incensed at the […]

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A PARTNER at City firm Field Fisher Waterhouse has been accused of organising a block vote for deputy vice-president Henry Hodge which his rivals say may jeopardise the election. Rival presidential challengers Eileen Pembridge and Martin Mears expressed outrage at a leaked memo sent out by partner Caryn Mackenzie which inaccurately states Mears is a […]

Hobsons takes on hi-tech whiz-kid

CITY FIRM Hobson Audley has appointed a hi-tech legal expert in an attempt to capitalise on the booming trade in information technology law. Robert Bond has joined the firm as a partner in the practice’s intellectual property and information technology department. Bond, a specialist in multimedia, leisure software and electronic commercial law, was previously a […]

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