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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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Norwich firm appoints director

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Copitrak 2000

CITY firm Freshfields has introduced a photocopying charge system from Emos Information Systems. The Copitrak 2000 has been installed in 24 copiers in Freshfield’s London offices. The system can compute copying costs so that disbursements are calculated accurately. Each user has a code number to identify them to the system.

Litigation Recent Decisions 30/08/94

Interest on overdue tax R v Inland Revenue Commissioners, Ex Parte Barker And Another (1994) (QBD (Latham J) 22.6.94.) Summary: Date on which interest on unpaid tax begins to accrue is not altered by subsequent events. Application for judicial review of assessment to tax charging interest from the date of an original assessment notwithstanding later […]

Back to the future

Clifford Chance managing partner Geoffrey Howe unveiled the firm’s strategy for the 21st century at an American Bar Association seminar on global practice. He said City firms would have to look abroad increasingly because of the unreliable long-term condition of the UK economy. “There will be fewer firms offering a lower cost to the client,” […]

EU immigration judgment on transfers

A European Court judgment in a major immigration case will lead to Continental businesses being allowed to transfer non-European employees between European Union states without needing work permits, say immigration lawyers. The ruling in the Belgian case, Vander Elst, should affect companies providing a service within Europe and, by extension, may affect any firm setting […]

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