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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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After splitting in half when its intellectual property (IP) team decamped to KLegal and then entering into merger talks with various firms, media outfit H20 has decided to go it alone Merger talks with firms such as Charles Russell, Halliwell Landau and media outfit Schilling & Lom have all been aborted. H2O is now seeking […]

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Most feel that deregulation is both necessary and imminent, but as Jon Robins reports, the idea of supermarkets and banks offering law advice doesn’t sit well with traditionalists The Law Society came up with a striking vision of the future last month. One day, happy shoppers will nip down to their local Sainsbury&#39s for their […]

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CMS Cameron McKenna (Fiona Sweeting) advised US-based The Ellison Company on its acquisition of 85 per cent of the share capital of Invertec Holdings. Invertec advised by Charles Russell. Linklaters (John Goodwin) has advised PricewaterhouseCoopers as administrators of Enron Metals Groups on the $244m (£170m) disposal of Enron Metals to Sempra. Simmons & Simmons acted […]

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