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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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A recent High Court £1.425 million medical negligence settlement attracted little media attention but probably rates as one of the most moving cases of its kind to reach the courts. Holly Williams, the 14-year-old at the centre of the action, was left grievously disabled after suffering oxygen starvation at birth. She was initially still-born following […]

Denmark calling

I note attempts are being made by the Bar to allow on-line access to UK statute law and statutory material (The Lawyer 9 January, ‘Bar calls for on-line statute law’). A big problem is, of course, the question of Crown copyright. On the continent, statute law is public material, the thinking being that citizens should […]

In brief: Property appointment at McKenna & Co

City firm McKenna & Co has appointed Robin Nott from Herbert Smith as an intellectual property partner. Nott was a partner at Herbert Smith for 15 years and is qualified as both a solicitor and a patent agent. McKennas reputation for intellectual property goes back to the origins of the firm, whose founder Theodore McKenna […]

Group puts case for threatened receivers

NICHOLSON Graham & Jones partner Andrew Besser is legal adviser to a new group pressing the case for non administrative receivers, currently unprotected by insolvency legislation. The Non-Administrative Receivers Association (Nara) will represent those receivers who handle insolvency of property assets under fixed charges and are not regarded by law as administrative receivers. These professionals, […]

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