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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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The news last Friday that Addleshaw Goddard is clambering aboard the flexible resourcing juggernaut underlines how quickly this part of the legal services market is moving. Over the past couple of years or so a growing number of traditional law firms have followed the trail blazed by Berwin Leighton Paisner, which launched Lawyers on Demand […]

Bär & Karrer advises Onex on SIG Combibloc Group acquisition

Onex Corporation, advised by Bär & Karrer, has agreed to acquire SIG Combibloc Group for up to €3.75bn (£2.98bn); €3.575bn will be paid at the closing of the transaction, with an additional amount of up to €175m payable based on the financial performance of SIG in 2015 and 2016. The transaction is anticipated to close […]

Corporate Advisers Rankings Guide rates Carey Olsen as top offshore legal adviser

According to the November Corporate Advisers Rankings Guide, Carey Olsen remains the top offshore legal adviser to clients listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) for the ninth consecutive year. The publication ranks the top 20 institutional advisers by their total number of London listed clients each quarter, including: Total number of UK quoted clients Total […]

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Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has suffered another departure from its Asian practice, with Tokyo corporate and M&A head James Robinson defecting to Morrison & Foerster (MoFo). Robinson joined HSF legacy firm Herbert Smith in 1999 and has been based in Tokyo for the past 10 years. He specialises in advising Japanese multinationals in a range […]

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