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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: Quality standards boost LawNet profits

National law firm group LawNet says the six months since the introduction of its own quality standard has shown a “substantial improvement in profitability over the same period in the preceding years”. It says the period for December 1994 through to May this year showed a gross income increase of 4.74 per cent on the […]

Complaints prompt Law Soc IT guide

The Law Society is to issue a set of guidelines on buying IT for law firms. The guide, which will be distributed in October, comes in response to increasing dissatisfaction with suppliers’ services and a call for greater supplier accountability. Richard Blasdale, IT consultant at Robson Rhodes, said: “The increasing amount of complaints which were […]

Who's sorry now?

There have been few times in the past when the valuing profession has been the subject of such intense scrutiny by the courts. Writ after writ seems to be issued by lenders whose loans of the late 1980s have gone into default and who have only been able to realise the security property at a […]

In brief: Goldsmith talks on Bar's equality policies

Bar Council chair Peter Goldsmith QC will outline the Bar’s equality policies in a talk for the Association of Women Barristers on 11 September. The talk will also touch on other issues affecting the future of the barristers’ profession. The event is being held in the Smoking Room, Middle Temple, and will cost £5 a […]

College of Law goes on the Internet

The College of Law has launched its own World Wide Web page on the Internet as a means of promoting itself to prospective students. The college’s home page gives users access to information on all courses, including the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test course for overseas lawyers who wish to practise as solicitors in England. The […]

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