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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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Helsinki firms Merilampi Attorneys and Veikko Palotie & Co Attorneys at Law have merged to become Finland’s seventh largest firm. The merger took effect on 1 September, creating a firm with more than 40 lawyers and a combined turnover of around €12m (£9.99m). The merged firm will operate under the Merilampi brand and will move […]

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Herbies stalwart Gold takes on corporate monitor role at BAE Systems

Herbert Smith’s former senior partner David Gold has been appointed independent corporate monitor at BAE Systems. The veteran litigator will have responsibility for monitoring the company’s agreement with the US Department of Justice, which was drawn up earlier this year following an investigation into the company’s contract payments that resulted in a £250m fine.   Gold […]

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Few in the City would assert that lawyers like working for free. So it might come as a shock to find that even the aristocrats at Slaughter and May spend nearly half their year doing their stuff on tick. But that’s one of the surprising findings in this year’s UK 200 when we worked out […]

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CC, DLA and Simmons lose out as Jumeirah revamps legal panel

Clifford Chance, DLA Piper and Simmons & Simmons have missed out on spots on Jumeirah Group’s revamped legal panel after the hospitality company’s legal chief slashed the roster from 12 firms to five. Chief legal officer Robert Swade assembled the group’s first-ever panel in 2008, appointing Clifford Chance, Clyde & Co, DLA Piper, Mayer Brown, […]

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