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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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Norton Rose opts for paralegals to liberate solicitors

PETER REES, the new head of Norton Rose’s commercial litigation departments, wants to increase the proportion of paralegals in the department to allow qualified lawyers to focus on the most demanding work. Peter Rees took charge last week of the 70 lawyers in the department which has only eight paralegals, plus a pool of freelancers. […]

Awaiting the sound of silence

The House of Lords is being asked to consider whether the legal battle over night flights into Heathrow should end where it stands with July’s Court of Appeal ruling in favour of the Government’s backing for upgrading the level of flights. But a top environmental lawyer who is closely involved in the action has accused […]

EC takeover directive meets opposition

The latest EC proposal for a framework directive on takeovers consists of a set of principles and requirements which member states will be expected to implement according to their national practices. In the UK, takeover regulation is governed by the Panel on Takeovers and Mergers, a non-statutory body which issues and administers the City code, […]

Curtains for combative divorcees

Lord Woolf has criticised lawyers from both sides of a divorce proceedings for becoming so combative that the husband’s side tried to get the wife committed to prison for not giving back his curtains. The Court of Appeal heard how the former husband’s solicitor, Portsmouth sole-practitioner Gregory Challenor, had alleged a court order for the […]

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Manches & Co advised a consortium led by London & International Projects on its investment in Greenwich Metal Company which was formed to acquire scrap metal business in Greenwich.

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