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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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Penningtons Manches has announced the opening of its first non-UK office today, choosing San Francisco as the perfect place to boost its cross-border M&A practice. Corporate and technology partner James Klein and IP/IT partner Hamish Corner will lead the team in the new office, which will focus on technology. Penningtons Manches may recognise some familiar […]

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BLM, Clarke Willmott and Penningtons Manches among new appointments to second HALA panel

BLM, Clarke Willmott and Penningtons Manches are among the firms to have been newly appointed to the Housing Associations’ Legal Alliance (HALA) refreshed panel. HALA completed the review process and established its second legal panel in September. All the successful firms have been appointed for three years with an option to extend for one year. […]

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Irwin Mitchell most successful firm online, but Taylor Wessing is top Tweeter

Irwin Mitchell is the best top 50 firm in the UK at marketing itself online, particularly through social media – although firms’ online presence remains minimal. Research carried out by content marketing platform Passle said that Irwin Mitchell was the most active firm when it came to publishing articles and blogs online, and also had […]

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Freshfields partner Wills appointed financial institutions group co-head

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has named retail sector group head Claire Wills as co-head of its financial institutions group (FIG) to replace banking partner Sean Pierce.  Pierce is standing down after six years at the helm of the group. He was appointed co-head of the FIG group following the departure of Perry Noble in 2008 (13 […]

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White & Case wins first-time mandate from HM Treasury to advise on UK tax changes

White & Case has advised HM Treasury on its proposal for new tax legislation, which would help to provide new finance for business and infrastructure projects. The proposal, which was announced as part of the government’s Autumn Statement last Wednesday (3 December), would see interest accrued on private placement investments become exempt from withholding tax.  […]

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