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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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Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS) has advised Rentokil on its landmark decision to freeze its final salary scheme. The move stops future accrual for the benefit of existing members of the scheme. It is the first time a FTSE100 company has taken this step. Previous examples of companies closing final salary schemes have only related to […]

The Lawyer’s awards of the year

It’s The Lawyer’s last issue of 2005 and we’d like to nominate the following for our Christmas awards: Spats of the year: RHM and former interim legal head Kevin Mutch; Honda and Eversheds; Lester Aldridge and ex-banking head Kevin Heath; Lovells and Sidley in Germany. The ooh-get-her prize: Dentons bitching about departing partners; Slaughters’ David Frank collecting a […]

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Firms are always finding new ways to encourage their lawyers to “live the values.” But Clifford Chance has taken it to a new level. The ever-competitive magic circle firm decided to hold a contest to find the people who are most living the firm’s values of ‘ambition’, ‘commitment’, ‘quality’ and ‘community’. And how did Clifford […]

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