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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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Firm injects lease of life into Barts

CLIFFORD Chance is helping St Bartholomew’s hospital take on a new lease of life. The firm has drawn up a governing instrument so that a charitable foundation can run Barts independent of the NHS, which plans to close it in 2002. The firm’s link with Barts is well established. It was involved in the Save […]

Rights threatened, says crime ace

Civil rights are being sacrificed for crime control, a leading UK white collar crime lawyer has claimed. Peters & Peters senior partner Monty Raphael, chairing an IBA session on commercial fraud, said there was “more and more emphasis on repression,” in efforts to control crime. Acknowledging that “a price must be paid to confront lawlessness,” […]

Isle of Man front runner in race for LLPs

THE ISLE OF MAN has taken pole position in a race among offshore havens to enact limited liability partnership laws to entice City law firms to register with them. The island has introduced an amendment to a Bill currently going through its parliament in an effort to be the first island to introduce such a […]

Race for presidency hots up

A THIRD runner looks set to enter the contest for the Law Society presidency in a surprise move which could split the anti-establishment vote. As The Lawyer went to press, the Solicitors Association was poised to announce its own candidate for the elections with the group’s chair, Anthony Bogan, as the most likely candidate. If […]

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