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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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Lupton Fawcett's new managing partner

Leeds-based Lupton Fawcett has announced the appointment of Kevin Emsley as its managing partner. Emsley takes over from John Norris, who led the firm for the past seven years. Norris will continue on the executive board and will concentrate on his new role as head of the specialist business services department. The firm has also […]

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Personal injury firm Rowley Ashworth has made an information transfer operation between its computer system, AlphaLaw, and the Amalgamated Engineering & Electrical Union’s (AEEU). The software for the transfer system was designed and implemented by Management Support Systems (MSS) and the AEEU. The system gives the AEEU automatic access and up-to-date records on the position […]

Lawyers to figure in Westminster hearing

The Westminster corruption hearings kicked off this week with district auditor John Magill announcing that solicitor Matthew Ives would be expected to explain his involvement in the housing policy. Ives, former legal head at Westminster City Council, was not included in the auditor’s provisional list of those accused of gerrymandering. But at the start of […]

'Far-fetched and baseless'

I refer to the story published in The Lawyer on 11 October, on the alleged disappearance of a pamphlet published by Amnesty International. Firstly, we strongly object to the insinuation that this High Commission’s officials were behind the disappearance. Nothing could be more far fetched and baseless. Secondly, the very title of Amnesty’s pamphlet is […]

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