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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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LAPG sets up franchise user forum

A national franchise-user forum is being set up under the umbrella of the Legal Aid Practitioners Group (LAPG), despite fears of diverging interests. A steering group was appointed last week to create a franchise sub-committee comprising representatives from each legal aid area. LAPG chair Lyn Devonald says an overwhelming majority of members who had been […]

Property

The joint venture of Development Securities and Bryant Properties, BDS Properties, was advised by Evershed Wells & Hind has pre-let its first development at the Birmingham International Park to Rover Group, advised by Wragge & Co, and completed the forward sale with British Rail Pension Funds, advised by Berwin Leighton.

Russells appoints marketing expert

London law firm Charles Russell has appointed Simon Slater, former head of marketing and corporate communications at DTZ Debenham Thorpe, to the new position of marketing director. He will focus on market development, communications and raising the firm’s profile within its core market sectors.

Law Society publishes authorities' guide to CCT

THE LAW Society has published a new handbook to help local authorities in the preparation of contracts for compulsory competitive tendering. The guide, prepared by the society’s practice development committee, outlines the issues which need to be considered during the tendering process. It claims there are “considerable” benefits in selecting the right provider of professional […]

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