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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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Devolution opportunity for lawyers

A DEVON firm has introduced uniforms for all female staff apart from legal executives and solicitors. Peter Reade, the managing partner at Kitsons, in Newton Abbot, said the uniforms were introduced for secretaries and support staff because “banks and building societies have found that the public prefer the person from whom they are seeking advice […]

Handling of Irish libel cases comes under fire

News International head of legal Tom Chrone last week lambasted the Irish legal system’s handling of defamation claims, particularly the way in which barristers are used. At a seminar – ‘Defamation Actions in Ireland: Points and Pitfalls’ – organised by Dublin firm McCann Fitzgerald, he criticised the dependency on barristers during settlement talks. In particular […]

The Lawyer Inquiry: Barrie Barker

Barrie Barker was born in Liverpool on 13 January 1943. He is a consultant lawyer at Collyer-Bristow. What was your first job? Delivering newspapers. What was your first ever salary as a lawyer? £1,250 per annum. What would you have done if you hadn’t become a lawyer? Landscape gardener. Which law could you live without? […]

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