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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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Langleys Solicitors has appointed a new partner to bolster its commercial team. Andrew Argyle has joined the firm’s Lincoln office, where he will specialise in commercial litigation. Argyle arrives from Birmingham firm Shakespeares, where he was a partner in the commercial litigation department. Derby firm Flint Bishop & Barnett has made up a member of […]

Knowing what Knowles knows

Last week David Redfearn, entertainer extraordinaire and master magician, performed something never tried before in legal history. He read the mind of a managing partner. But not just any old managing partner: DLA’s very own Nigel Knowles, no less, whose recent gambits (coming close to opening a Rome office, merger talks with Chicago-Baltimore giant Piper […]

5 Fountain Court leaps up rankings with double-digit turnover bonanza

Birmingham’s 5 Fountain Court is likely to find itself propelled into the upper echelons of the UK’s biggest-billing chambers this year after reporting a 21.3 per cent lift in turnover. 5 Fountain Court, the UK’s largest barristers’ chambers, notched up £21m for the last financial year, compared with £17.3m in the previous 12 months. The […]

Simmons partner files race claim against his own firm

City firm hit by unprecedented discrimination claim as senior equity partner alleges anti-Semitism Simmons & Simmons has been hit with an unprecedented racial discrimination claim by senior equity partner Robert Schon. Tax partner Schon is one of Simmons’ longest-serving lawyers, having joined the top 20 City firm in 1984, making partner in 1988. His solicitor, […]

Careers: in brief

STL Group, the UK’s largest comprehensive legal services company, has appointed a new non-executive director to its board. Hugh Dunsmore-Hardy has joined STL Group from the National Association of Estate Agents, where he held the post of chief executive for nearly nine years. Dunsmore-Hardy will head up STL’s Home Information Pack (HIP) development team, working […]

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