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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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Walker Morris warns over incoming accelerated payment of tax notices

With the government preparing to claim back up to £7bn from tax avoidance schemes in the coming weeks, Simon Concannon, international tax adviser at Walker Morris, has warned anyone who receives an accelerated payment of tax notice to act fast. HMRC is planning to issue up to 45,000 notices to individuals and companies requiring them […]

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Linklaters’ turnover hits £1.255bn, PEP up 5.9% to £1.39m

Linklaters has returned to its strongest revenue position in five years after boosting turnover to £1.255bn for the 2013/14 financial year, up 5 per cent from £1.195bn. The figures put it behind Clifford Chance where revenue stood at £1.359m (1 July 2014) but ahead of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer where turnover held steady at £1.232bn for the […]

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A distinctive future for the bar

In a typically provocative opinion piece this week, Mark Brandon muses on the research by US consultant Bruce MacEwen, which finds (and I paraphrase) that fiddling around with financial levers does not lead to increased performance. Brandon rightly argues that tinkering with metrics is not the path to success. It’s knowing who you are and […]

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The Lawyer Management Awards shortlist revealed

Showing admirable innovation and imagination, our shortlisters are guiding lights on the long road to law firm efficiency In association with On 22 October The Lawyer Management Awards, in association with Thomson Reuters, will celebrate excellence across the UK legal market’s business services departments. And today we can reveal the shortlist, which covers the gamut […]

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Whatever happened to M&A fees?

UK public M&A work is down, as are fees. But as the deals markets shows signs of life, it’s not just the M&A titans that are winning There have been a few promising moments in the public M&A market in the past six months, a highlight being US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer’s series of aggressive takeover […]

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