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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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Shaun Pye meets Geoffrey Bindman after his double victory- for Ammnesty in the Pinochet case and in getting the Hanratty case to the Court of Appeal Many crusaders never get to see the profit of their struggles. So Geoffrey Bindman, senior partner at Bindman & Partners, must be feeling quietly satisfied. Two campaigns, both spanning […]

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The Woolwich Bank and the Bradford & Bingley Building Society are making swingeing cuts to their in-house legal teams. Four lawyers and around 16 support staff out of the 32-person team at the Woolwich are being made redundant, while Bradford & Bingley are slashing their 26-person legal team – including lawyers and paralegals – by […]

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