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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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Surveillance prompts Commons debate

VETERAN Labour MP Tam Dalyell has tabled a parliamentary question to probe the extent to which lawyers are subjected to surveillance while interviewing defendants in prisons. Dalyell agreed to table the question following an approach by the criminal barrister Jonathan Goldberg QC, head of chambers at Three Temple Gardens, who has discovered that interviews between […]

Technology seminars

Technology for Business is holding seminars to discuss the use of IT within law firms. The company will demonstrate its case management and voice recognition systems on 27 February in London and 20 March in Ipswich. For details of these and other seminars around the UK, call 01932 781120.

In brief: Government sentences Bill defeat hailed

The government defeat on the Crime (Sentences) Bill in the House of Lords last week has been welcomed by the Penal Affairs Consortium as striking “a blow for fairness and justice in sentencing”. Opposition amendments giving judges discretion to set aside mandatory minimum sentences were carried by eight votes in the Lords last Thursday. Home […]

Fee rises make sense, says Lord Chancellor

The Lord Chancellor defended the recent increases in civil court fees last week, saying that continued subsidy of the courts would “distort choices” when looking at different ways of resolving disputes. In a speech on the future of civil justice, made to guests of the Consumers Association, Lord Mackay said: “I believe that if the […]

Guide to a legal world apart

Some specialist Bar Associations, as their names suggest, are concerned with particular subjects, such as personal injuries or employment law. The Chancery Bar Association is a more broadly-based association. It represents the divisions of the work of the High Court, and has just under 800 members – about 10 per cent of the practising Bar […]

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