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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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K&L Gates has promoted 30 lawyers from 17 offices to its partnership with one new partner coming in London. The global number is significantly down on the 44 lawyers K&L Gates promoted last year although the US firm also only promoted one lawyer – Thomas Sibert – in the City in 2011. This year’s sole UK […]

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Today is Chinese New Year: the year of the dragon – the water dragon, to be exact – is upon us. Rather than marking the occasion with some fireworks in Soho, Macfarlanes has decided that now is the time to up its investment in China. Senior partner Charles Martin is convinced that small firms have […]

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Ashurst is set to lose heavyweight City projects partner John Inglis to US firm Shearman & Sterling’s energy and resources practice. Move of the week Inglis, who has a sizeable Middle East and Asia projects practice, is set to join Shearman’s London office after five years as a partner at the UK firm. The hire […]

International Lease Finance Corporation hires GC from Gategroup

US-based International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), a subsidiary of American International Group, has appointed Hooman Yazhari as general counsel. In his new role Yazhari will head the aircraft lessor’s global legal team, compliance and regulatory functions, reporting to ILFC chief executive officer Henri Courpron. Yazhari most recently served as head of legal at gategroup, a […]

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