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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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BLP launches Myanmar partnership and Asia network

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has become the latest firm to move into Myanmar through a tie-up with local firm Legal Network Consultants (LNC).  The Yangon-based firm is headed by Khin Mar Aye and the relationship is part of BLP’s newly-launched Asia network, which it will use to join up with other local firms across the […]

Rulefinder Marketing Restrictions hits 50th jurisdiction milestone and enhances content

Rulefinder Marketing Restrictions (RMR) is a sophisticated service that provides detailed information on the restrictions applicable where an offshore financial institution (OFI) markets or sells a wide range of financial products and services on a cross-border basis. It also covers the provision of advice, research and pre-M&A advice cross-border on such financial products and services. […]

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Mipim gears up, lightweights pass out

The woman on the next table, rather the worse for wear, started up a conversation in broken English with my dinner guests. Give me business cards, she said. Ah, she said, to one of my guests. You make coffee, yes? I’m not sure that the eminent female QC she was addressing has been trained in […]

Ten years of Facebook: where is the ‘twibel’ equivalent and why Zuckerberg’s creation is different (if, indeed, it is)?

By Rhory Robertson and Tom Double Last month, Facebook celebrated its 10th birthday. The customised 10-year anniversary videos shared by many Facebook users, reflecting their (largely positive) experiences since joining the site, paint a rosy picture of the company’s first decade. Indeed the social media networking site has much to be credited for: it has […]

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