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Longer term tenancies? Potential implications for lenders

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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Floyd and Lorraine Robichaux of Auckland, New Zealand, are suing Harvey Speakman, trading as Thames and Chilterns Letting and Management, of Marlow, Buckinghamshire, for more than £105,000 and damages. Their writ alleges they retained Speakman to manage property owned by them in High Wycombe from November 1994, and told him to put the central heating […]

NHS power group puts Bevans in charge

Bristol-based law firm Bevan Ashford is to co-manage a unique project under which a consortium of NHS Trusts aims to sell surplus electricity to the National Grid. A total of 11 trusts have already signed up to a feasibility study which is due to recommend this week which of the trusts should go ahead with […]

Council lawyers slated over harassment case

Southwark Council’s legal department has been censured for its part in failing to evict a mentally disturbed man who harassed and threatened a terrified neighbour for more than 10 years. A damning report by local government ombudsman, Edward Osmotherly, accuses the London borough’s legal department of delay and inefficiency over its handling of the flat […]

In brief: Angus Andrew

A story in our 14 October issue on proposed Law Society moves to relax practice names referred to council member Angus Andrew as a partner at Osborne Clarke. Andrew is in fact senior partner at Camden firm Osbornes.

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US firms target three acres of City offices

A new property survey shows that US law firms have set their sights on more than three acres of prime office space in the City of London since the beginning of the year, as part of a startling growth spurt. The survey, by Chestertons property consultants, reveals US firms have taken over, or are actively […]

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