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Webinar: Tupe Club Q&A session, May 2018

In this TUPE Club webinar, by popular demand, we host a Q&A session on any TUPE topic. In response to your questions, this webinar covers some of the most topical and tricky TUPE issues including: GDPR and employee information; changing terms post transfer; and fragmentation of services. Our speakers, Jane Fielding, Louise Clifford, Hannah Swindle […]

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By Belinda A Bain On May 3, 2018, Ont Reg 366/18 came into force, amending O.Reg 239/02 under the Municipal Act, 2001, SO 2001, c.25 and Reg 612/06 under the City of Toronto Act 2006, SO 2006, c 11, Sch A, which establish standards for the maintenance of municipal highways in Ontario (the “MMS”)…

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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?

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