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Longer term tenancies? Potential implications for lenders

Walker Morris’ Housing and Banking Litigation experts Karl Anders, Justin Coley and Sandip Singh explain the UK government’s consultation on introducing longer-term tenancies in the private rented sector, with a particular focus on potential impacts for lenders…

Assessing creditworthiness in consumer credit: FCA publishes final rules and guidance

The results of a large-scale survey by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in 2017 indicated, among other things, that: 75% of UK adults had one or more consumer credit products or loans in the previous 12 months; 4.1 million people were “in difficulty” because they had already failed to pay domestic bills or meet credit […]

Open Banking, fintech and the Brexit hokey cokey

By Miles Trower London is, arguably, the most important global hub for financial services. As a result, the consequences of the Brexit vote, the ensuing uncertainty and the eventual transitional and regulatory framework applying to UK financial services and how it will continue to access overseas markets has been subject to huge speculation. Much of […]

FCA consultation on a Global Financial Innovation Network

By Russell Kelsall On 7 August 2018, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a consultation on the creation of a Global Financial Innovation consultation. With innovation in the global financial services market rapidly increasing, it is important for firms to consider the options for building, implementing and sharing experiences of digital solutions.

Austria: The DPA’s strict view on retention periods

At the end of July, the Austrian Data Protection Authority (‘DPA’) published its first decision on retention periods applying the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’; DSB-D216.471/0001-DSB/2018). The decision is final. The DPA had to decide for which period a provider of telecommunications services (hereinafter: the ‘controller’) may (respectively must) retain so-called master data, required for […]

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LK Shields Solicitors advises on all aspects of the employer/employee relationship. The firm represents clients in all employment law forums and has acted in a large number of disputes involving restrictive covenants, unfair/wrongful dismissal claims, redundancy-related disputes, employment injunctions and health and safety law issues. Click here for more information.

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Astronomical ride as Wizz Air, FastJet and Nasa make legal changes

In-house teams have taken to the skies this week, with the legal departments over at Wizz Air, FastJet and Nasa all seeing changes at the top. Let’s start with budget airline Wizz Air, which has decided to glide its HR, communications and PR responsibilities over to general counsel Owain Jones. No doubt there will be […]

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Herbert Smith Freehills and Gilbert + Tobin advise on sale of DTZ

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has advised UGL Group on the A$1.215bn (£672m) sale of DTZ, its property services business, to a consortium of TPG Asia, PAG Asia Capital and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (TPG and Partners). Subject to approval by regulators the deal is expected to complete in September after which UGL will enter into […]

No5 Chambers’ Khalique appears on behalf of family of girl who died in foster care

Nageena Khalique of No5 Chambers has appeared on behalf of the family of Dana Baker in a lengthy four-week inquest, which culminated in a narrative determination by the Worcestershire coroner Mr Geraint Williams. The inquest into the death of a 16-year-old girl who was a ‘looked-after child’ under the auspices of the local authority identified […]

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