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Longer term tenancies? Potential implications for lenders

Walker Morris’ Housing and Banking Litigation experts Karl Anders, Justin Coley and Sandip Singh explain the UK government’s consultation on introducing longer-term tenancies in the private rented sector, with a particular focus on potential impacts for lenders…

Assessing creditworthiness in consumer credit: FCA publishes final rules and guidance

The results of a large-scale survey by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in 2017 indicated, among other things, that: 75% of UK adults had one or more consumer credit products or loans in the previous 12 months; 4.1 million people were “in difficulty” because they had already failed to pay domestic bills or meet credit […]

Open Banking, fintech and the Brexit hokey cokey

By Miles Trower London is, arguably, the most important global hub for financial services. As a result, the consequences of the Brexit vote, the ensuing uncertainty and the eventual transitional and regulatory framework applying to UK financial services and how it will continue to access overseas markets has been subject to huge speculation. Much of […]

FCA consultation on a Global Financial Innovation Network

By Russell Kelsall On 7 August 2018, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a consultation on the creation of a Global Financial Innovation consultation. With innovation in the global financial services market rapidly increasing, it is important for firms to consider the options for building, implementing and sharing experiences of digital solutions.

Austria: The DPA’s strict view on retention periods

At the end of July, the Austrian Data Protection Authority (‘DPA’) published its first decision on retention periods applying the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’; DSB-D216.471/0001-DSB/2018). The decision is final. The DPA had to decide for which period a provider of telecommunications services (hereinafter: the ‘controller’) may (respectively must) retain so-called master data, required for […]

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Making resolutions about pro bono work

One laudable new year resolution more individuals in the profession are making is that of doing pro bono work. A recent report from Lawyers in the Community (071-383 2200) says that more than 200 lawyers have been involved in its scheme of helping local charities. Over 100 voluntary organisations in 16 London boroughs have had […]

In brief: Eversheds appoints planning head

National firm Eversheds has appointed Paul Winter as head of its planning sector, in addition to his role as head of planning at Eversheds Hepworth & Chadwick in Leeds, where he previously ran the property department. He is replaced as head of property in Leeds by Andrew Latchmore, who continues as head of commercial property […]

In brief: Touche Ross offers host of workshops

Partnership taxation, employee benefits, marketing and IT systems are three of the topics to be covered in a new series of workshops for law firms being run by accountants Touche Ross. Two workshops a month led by tax partner Joe Swift will be held from 11 January in London and Liverpool. They are free of […]

In brief: ILEX holds its annual general meeting

The Central London branch of the Institute of Legal Executives is holding its annual general meeting in the Edinburgh Tavern, London WC2 at 6.30pm on 21 February. The AGM will be followed by a lecture at 7pm.

IBA rewards human rights achievement

A NEW award honouring the late civil liberties lawyer Bernard Simons has been created by the International Bar Association. The Bernard Simons Memorial Award, presented by the IBA’s Section on General Practice (SGP), will recognise personal endeavour in the practice of criminal law which makes a substantial contribution to the promotion, protection and advancement of […]

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