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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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Japan, the world’s second-largest economy, and Tokyo, one of the world’s major financial centres, has one of the smallest legal communities per capita of any developed country. Until the early 1990s, the economy was almost closed to the foreign community and the main focus of cross-border legal services in Japan related to outward investment. Since […]

Pillsbury shifts 80 lawyers from DC to Northern Virginia

US firm Pillsbury Winthrop is relocating the bulk of the lawyers in itsWashington DC office into high-tech Northern Virginia. Historically, the firm has had over 100 lawyers in DC compared with around 10 in Northern Virginia. But now most of those will move over, taking the Northern Virginia practice to around 80 lawyers and DC […]

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The Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine has finally set a new discount rate in personal injury (PI) cases, ending years of waiting by lawyers who claim his failure to do so has left PI victims millions of pounds short But while lawyers have urged Lord Irvine to set the rate at below 2 per cent (The […]

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In response to your recent article ‘Law Society rent forces Euro group into debt’ (The Lawyer, 18 June) Europe features highly in the work of the Law Society, both in lobbying on EU legislation and in improving the practice rights of solicitors and their firms in other countries. The Law Society set up an office […]

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