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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 […]

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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 […]

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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?

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I write with reference to the article by Lawrence Abramson on the recent decision of the Court of Appeal to allow directions on personal injury damages to assist libel juries (The Lawyer 16 January ‘Damages made good’). Mr Abramson referred to the David Ashby libel case as being the first libel action since the Court […]

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THE GAME of basketball is a key source of inspiration for the new head of chambers at Lamb Building. And the fact that it is basketball rather the more traditional British sports such as cricket or rugby which inspires Ami Feder can be easily explained. Feder is the only Israeli barrister practising in the UK […]

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