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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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Shearman & Sterling nabs Bridgepoint

Shearman outflanks CC, Links, Travers Smith for work Shearman & Sterling is making its presence felt in the City, squaring up to magic circle firms and muscling in on key relationships. The US firm is understood to have attracted private equity (PE) house Bridgepoint, an outfit that has traditionally taken advice from Clifford Chance, Linklaters […]

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Budget airline Wizz Air hands corporate responsibilities to GC

Wizz Air’s general counsel Owain Jones will now manage the low-cost airline’s human resources, communications and public relations arm as well as its legal function. Jones took on the newly-created role of chief corporate officer this week, with the promotion meaning he will continue in his role as general counsel while also managing areas such […]

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A&O mulls 20 per cent female partnership target in diversity push

Allen & Overy (A&O) is considering introducing a 20 per cent female partnership target by 2020 in an effort to better promote gender diversity. Insiders said the firm was looking to shake off its masculine image in an effort to be more female friendly, with A&O global HR director Genevieve Tennant leading the move.  Nevertheless, A&O had […]

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