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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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Cyber security – In a rights pickle

The proposed counter-terrorism law looks set to leave ISPs and social media sites uncomfortably torn between security and privacy demands. What are the potential legal obligations from the likes of ISPs and social media sites with the introduction of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill? Eduardo Ustaran, partner, Hogan Lovells: Legal obligations under the Counter-Terrorism and […]

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Freshfields and HSF among raft of firms advising on Hutchison Whampoa’s £10.25bn O2 buy

Baker & McKenzie, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Herbert Smith Freehills and Linklaters are among the firms to win roles on Hong Kong giant Hutchison Whampoa’s proposed acquisition of O2. Herbert Smith Freehills is understood to have scooped the key role acting for O2. Meanwhile, it is thought that Linklaters is playing a key role for Hutchison […]

Eversheds advises Places for People Group on acquisition of residential developer

Eversheds has advised Places for People Group (PfP) on its acquisition of ZeroC, a sustainable residential developer active across the UK. ZeroC focuses on designing new and sustainable communities in conjunction with significant landowners, including the Homes & Communities Agency and The Duchy of Cornwall. PfP is one of the largest property management, development and […]

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The Hot 100 2015: Family and private client

Julian Ribet, Levison Meltzer Pigott Nominated by a multitude of peers, Levison Meltzer Pigott partner Julian Ribet is one of a handful of specialist family law arbitrators in the country, spearheading the newly created Institute of Family Law Arbitrators. The institute was set up by a number of family law and arbitration groups to promote […]

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co team guides NEC sell-off

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co has advised Birmingham City Council (BCC) on the sale of the NEC Group to private equity company LDC. The transaction values the NEC Group at around £307m. BCC is retaining the freehold of all of the NEC sites. The sale encompasses all NEC Group businesses, with a 125-year leasehold interest […]

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