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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 […]

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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?

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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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A team from Olswang lead by M&A partner Mark Bertram has acted on the £87m buyout of personal finance journalist Martin Lewis’s MoneySavingExpert.com. Price comparison website MoneySupermarket, which was advised by Herbert Smith corporate partner Chris Haynes, will pay Lewis £60m upfront in a mixture of cash and shares and a further £27m conditional on […]

Job Watch: Offshore

Offshore is always a popular area, and never more so than in the current legal climate. “Offshore firms have consistently hired in the past 12 months across litigation, corporate, finance and funds,” comments James Franklin of Robert Walters. Although firms are recruiting for all kinds of experience, certain levels are particularly in demand right now, […]

UK firms prepare applications as Singapore announces new QFLP licences

The government of Singapore is inviting more foreign law firms to apply for Qualifying Foreign Law Practice (QFLP) licences and will start accepting applications from 1 July. Ashurst, DLA Piper, Eversheds, K&L Gates, Linklaters and Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) are among the firms that have expressed an interest in applying.  The move marks Singapore’s […]

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Taylor Wessing has added Neale Downes to its global finance team as a partner in Dubai. Move of the week: He follows partners Elisabeth Gaunt from Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe and Ross Caldwell from Dundas & Wilson, both London-based. Downes has left Trowers & Hamlins’ Bahrain office, where he was a partner and head of […]

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