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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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Outer Temple Chambers members appointed counsel to Independent Jersey Care Inquiry

Outer Temple Chambers’ Patrick Sadd and Harriet Jerram have been appointed counsel to the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry to look into child abuse on Jersey following the scandal that broke in 2007 when former residents of a children’s home on the island, Haut La Garenne, came forward to disclose the abuse to which they had been […]

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Russia: Mind the bear traps

The surge of oligarchs heading to London for their court battles is slacking off. But Russia still holds potential for those advisers ready to tread carefully They wouldn’t agree in Kiev, but there’s nothing like the sight of a Russian coming through the door to cheer the heart of an English litigation lawyer. Oligarchs are […]

Chairman of Dacheng attends 12th CPPCC National Committee

On 3 March 2014, Peng Xuefeng, a member of the Standing Committee of the CPPCC National Committee and chairman of Dacheng, attended the second session of the 12th CPPCC National Committee and the fifth session of the Standing Committee of the CPPCC National Committee. Peng submitted five proposals to the committee, including subjecting China’s petition […]

Addleshaw Goddard picks up award for its Future Leaders’ Programme

Addleshaw Goddard has won the ‘Most Innovative Client Service’ award for its Future Leaders’ Programme at the Managing Partners’ Forum: 2014 MPF Awards for Management Excellence.  The team involves Greg Bott, head of CDC, and partner Tim Hamilton. The awards are in association with Harvard Business Review, Financial Times and Google and were held at […]

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