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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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Wragges sees off Thames Water in MoD costs dispute Wragge & Co’s dispute resolution group has won a test case challenging the legality of Thames Water Utility’s charging system for sewerage services. The Birmingham-based firm advised the Ministry of Defence (MoD) on its successful claim against Thames Water before the High Court, which ruled in […]

Bakers snares Linklaters finance ace

Baker & McKenzie has hired finance lawyer Nick Tostivin from Linklaters into its partnership as the firm looks to rapidly expand its London banking and finance practice. Tostivin, a specialist in acquisition finance, will join as a partner late in March. He was previously a managing associate at Linklaters. His appointment brings the number of […]

Cadwalader draws a line under London projects

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft has wound up its London project practice following the exit of its head, Paul Biggs. Biggs left the firm at the end of last week, leaving the London office without a partner-level projects lawyer. His departure signals the end of Cadwalader’s project practice in London, with the firm not looking to […]

Dutch courage

With profit down and market share under attack from the UK firms, Nauta Dutilh is at a crossroads. Matt Byrne asks: can this Continental giant turn itself around? “It’s definitely from next year that we expect the rise in profit.” This bold statement will come back to haunt Nauta Dutilh board member and Brussels office […]

Clerksroom negotiates takeover of 199 Strand

Innovative practice administration service Clerksroom is in talks to take over the remains of dissolving set 199 Strand, it has emerged.199 silk Robin de Wilde QC is set to join Clerksroom on 1 March, as the organisation takes over the chambers’ premises, phone numbers and goodwill. Other 199 tenants are understood to be in talks […]

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