By Emily Kapoor In the recently reported decision of Mrs Justice Roberts in KA v MA, the high court was faced with a wife, who after an eight-year marriage, argued that no weight should be attached to her pre-nuptial agreement, in part because she alleged that she signed it under undue pressure…
By Matthew Hunn While it may be only a matter of time until the world witnesses its first fully-fledged cyber conflict between nation states, ultimately it is never too late to start digging your own digital trenches…
By Jane Ashford-Thom There are still significant uncertainties as to the scope of the right to be forgotten. One of these uncertainties was whether it applies to historic convictions, particularly where they are deemed ‘spent’ under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. The position has been clarified in the widely publicised case of ‘NT1’ and ‘NT2’ […]
By Ben Hobbs You wouldn’t give your cleaner every single key you own – you’d only give them the keys they need to access the areas of a house or office that require cleaning. Companies can and must apply a similar approach when it comes to safeguarding their information…
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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?
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) has been forced to open up its panel to major UK law firms as it seeks expert legal advice on negotiating trade deals in the wake of the Brexit vote, The Lawyer can reveal.
Brown Rudnick and White & Case have been drafted in to defend new charges brought against two key figures in the Serious Fraud Office (SFO)’s Unaoil investigation. Unaoil Iraq partner Basil Al Jarah and Unaoil Iraq territory manager Ziad Akle have both been charged with conspiracy over alleged corrupt payments in order to secure a […]
A former Locke Lord partner has been struck off and ordered to pay a £70,000 fine for breaching rules set by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), causing “immeasurable” harm to the profession’s reputation. Jonathan Denton left the firm in 2015 and his actions saw his former firm struck with a record £500,000 fine from the Solicitors […]
FBN Bank’s Lesley Wan was one of 70 judges across private practice, in-house and the Bar who debated a record number of entries to narrow down the shortlist for The Lawyer Awards, in association with Travelers. The Lawyer recently caught up with Lesley to discuss judging, future trends and the importance of celebrating the legal […]
Dentons partners have voted to add two new offices in Hawaii through a merger with independent player Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing. Through this deal, Dentons has become the first global firm to enter into the Hawaiian market, which it sees as a “gateway to the US market” for Asian clients and vice versa. This […]
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has hired King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) Beijing partner Hazel Yin to co-head the competition practice in China. Yin has worked at KWM for most of her career, and was promoted to partner in February 2013. In her new role, she will work alongside China co-head Ninette Dodoo. At KWM, Yin built […]
Clifford Chance corporate partner Kathy Honeywood, who led the magic circle’s South East Asia Pacific corporate practice since 2015, is leaving the firm to join Baker McKenzie in London. Honeywood, who was at the magic circle firm her entire career, will join Bakers’ energy, mining and industrials (EMI) practice. She specialises in complex M&A transactions, corporate […]