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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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Coopers restocks after Warsaw exodus

ACCOUNTANCY giant Coopers & Lybrand has recruited a second new lawyer to its Polish office in an effort to replenish the team following a walkout last December. Wojciech Nowak started in the office’s eight-member tax and legal department earlier this month, joining senior Dutch lawyer Camiel Van der Meij who was brought in from Coopers’ […]

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Debt collecting IN EIRE

Debt collecting in Southern Ireland is considered, comparatively, more expensive and time-consuming than in most other jurisdictions. Part of the difference that exists between debt recovery practice in Southern Ireland and that in England is attributable to the fact that the Irish District Court deals with matters which would normally be handled by the County […]

How they do it over there

The advice given to creditors generally is that once their own procedures have failed to produce the money owed, the matter should then be passed to the specialists for collection. Solicitors are often considered one of the specialists for debt recovery, provided that the action taken is efficient and objective. Belfast firm White McMillan & […]

The practice of Murphy's law

It was a baptism of fire for Ken Murphy when he took over the role of director-general of the Irish Law Society two months ago. Solicitors advising on tax were included in the so-called “snitchers” law, section 153 of the Finance Bill, to the society’s horror. Murphy’s task was to fight the clause. And fight […]

Dangerous sports boost legal work

THE RISING popularity of dangerous sports is generating a boom in legal work as an increasing number of accident victims bring claims for damages. Sporting law experts predict that more cases will reach the courts as an increasing number of people take part in hazardous pastimes in managed surroundings. Likely plaintiffs include those who take […]

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