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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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Lewis Silkin client Enterprise Holdings wins IP fight against Europcar

Lewis Silkin client, rental services provider Enterprise Holdings, has won a trademark logo battle against rival company Europcar at the High Court. The trademark infringement claim against Europcar concerned the company’s adoption of the ‘e’ trademark and logo, similar to those of rival company Enterprise. The judgement marked a win for Lewis Silkin partner Simon […]

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No5 Chambers is to sponsor the UK Jessup Moot Competition along with White & Case for the fourth consecutive year. The competition takes place at The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn, London, from 26 February to 1 March. Eighteen teams of students from all over the UK will be competing for the honour of winning the Rebecca […]

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Fried Frank to shut Hong Kong and Shanghai offices in international downsize

US firm Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has called time on its beleaguered Hong Kong and Shanghai offices, with plans to close its Asian operations after seven years in June 2015. Ongoing discussions are thought to revolve around the possibility of maintaining a service office in Hong Kong, which could be an unmanned office […]

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Gateley, Macfarlanes and Mayer Brown deliver as City Link goes into administration

Gateley, Macfarlanes and Mayer Brown have all played key roles advising on the controversial administration of courier business City Link, which was handed over to EY on Christmas Eve. Macfarlanes has been advising EY Leeds partners Hunter Kelly and Charles King and Birmingham partner Tomislav Lukic, the administrators of City Link and City Link (Properties) […]

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