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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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Dickinson Dees retains Braithwaite as leader

Neil Braithwaite has seen off a challenge from litigation partner Jen Smurthwaite to secure a third term as managing partner of Dickinson Dees following the first contested election at the Newcastle-based firm in more than seven years. Braithwaite, who has held the post since 1997, was voted in for a further three-year term following last […]

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Perhaps it’s because of election year, but there was precious little legal presence at the Labour Party Conference in Brighton last week. Tulkinghorn’s mole found many exhibits advertising charities and trade unions, but only one dedicated legal stand. The Law Centres Federation was there to advertise its work for those who cannot afford legal advice, […]

Four fit for forfeits

Taylor Wessing showcased its new managing partner Mike Frawley’s talents when it hosted an all-star quiz show on 22 September. Lawyers and staff from across the firm descended on the boardrooms to witness the four contestants squirm during three quick-fire rounds of questions. The quizmaster was a mean-looking Anne Robinson clone in the shape of […]

Blandy takes on Manches family law partner

Manches have lost a family law partner to Thames Valley firm Blandy & Blandy. Kerry Fretwell joins the Reading firm as a partner, specialising in ancillary relief and cases involving children and is part of the Solicitors Family Law Association Training Committee. Fretwell was also involved in setting up the Collaborative Family Law Group. This […]

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