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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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Success lies in streamlining Law Society

As we explore better ways for the solicitors’ profession to run itself, we are compelled to confront a paradox. Solicitors expect (rightly) to have a growing say in the decisions which affect their profession and its future. But commercial pressures mean that fewer solicitors feel able to spare the time to take part in making […]

Not actuary their fault

Your lead story, which was headlined: “SIF shortfall now nearly £500m” (10 June 1997) reminded me of the slings and arrows that can befall even the most seasoned of election campaigners. Let us be clear as we enter another contested presidential election: the indemnity problem (an understatement, I know) is no more the fault of […]

In brief: Firm makes two paralegals associates

Shakespeares Solicitors’ has appointed two paralegals – Steve Stevenson and Mike Radford – as associates to mark their seniority. Shakespeares’ managing partner Andrew Argyle said the pair had made an outstanding contribution and he personally supported a change in Law Society regulations to allow paralegals to progress further and become partners. “If someone is making […]

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