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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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This week

Expect a statement from the Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine, on the future of Old Bailey Judge Simon Goldstein, who directed a rape trial jury to decide their verdict in light of “millennium mores”. The jury acquitted police officer Barry Byrne. Human rights groups are calling for Judge Goldstein to be sacked.

Are the Woolf reforms working?

Leigh Day & Co senior partner Martyn Day examines the mixed success of the Woolf reforms. Martyn Day is senior partner at personal injury firm Leigh Day & Co. The purpose of the Woolf reforms was to speed up the legal process, cut red tape, and make it more user-friendly, with the aim of making […]

UK firms lead the way

This week The Lawyer 100 survey reveals that lawyers are contributing more than two per cent of the UK’s gross domestic product. The flip side of the top 100 firms earning over u5bn in gross fees is that clients are spending a record amount for legal advice. The question they may start to ask is […]

Financings

Garretts represented Dicom Group on the equity funding of acquisition vehicle Imaging Components Corporation (ICC) and its $70.5m (u44m) tender offer for US company Kofax Image Products. David Bolton

Paul Harter

Sean Farrell meets Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner Paul Harter, who is charged with implementing plans for the US firm to start practising English law in London. Paul Harter, corporate partner at US-based firm Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, has been practising law in London for 10 years, yet had never appeared in The Lawyer until […]

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