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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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Standard contract to become available for syndicated loans

Magic circle law firms have drawn up the first-ever standard contract for syndicated loans to speed up negotiations in the billion-pound market. Clifford Chance, Slaughter and May, Allen & Overy, Freshfields and Linklaters worked together to draw up a standard form that will be recommended by the Loan Market Association to parties involved in syndicated […]

Drinks giant legal chief to step down

Allied Domecq’s company secretary David Mitchell is planning to step down after 38 years as its legal department undergoes a strategic review. Allied’s legal advisers include Linklaters & Alliance, which advised the company on the sale of its retail arm, Ashurst Morris Crisp, Bevan Ashford and Edge Ellison. The move comes as Allied slims down […]

GM crops collapse before the law

The Government’s support for research into GM technology comes at a cost to the legal process. Peter Roderick explains why. Peter Roderick is the legal officer at Friends of the Earth. I will look back on 1999 as the year in which the British public said “no” to genetically-modified (GM) crops and foods. Consumers won’t […]

Lords to debate school dyslexia diagnosis

The Law Lords are set to decide if a school’s failure to diagnose and treat dyslexia is a personal injury, writes Roger Pearson. The legal status of dyslexia is to be argued before the Law Lords. Lords Steyn, Clyde and Millett have given leave for an appeal which will focus on whether the failure to […]

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