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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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Slaughter and May corporate partner Nigel Boardman has won a lead role advising British Olympic Association chair Lord Moynihan on his private member’s bill, ‘The Governance of Sport’. The bill aims to spark debate about difficult issues in sport, proposing a raft of new measures including national anti-doping provisions, visa and immigration rules for elite […]

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Gateley has announced that Paul Simpson has joined its Nottingham office as corporate senior associate. William Cursham has also been promoted to construction associate. Simpson advises on corporate matters including private equity, management buy-ins (MBIs), management buy-outs (MBOs), acquisitions, disposals and shareholder and joint venture arrangements. He brings to the team a wealth of experience, […]

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Eversheds’ Austrian office has obtained a landmark decision in the Supreme Court for Austrian restaurant group Plachutta. The case centres around the debate on smoking in restaurants. In this case, two private individuals appointed themselves as ‘smoking sheriffs’ with their sole life mission being to check whether establishments comply with all the regulations of the […]

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DAC Beachcroft reduces office space and puts 65 jobs at risk

DAC Beachcroft has put 65 jobs across the UK and Scotland into consultation that launched on 30 May and will vacate its Fountain Street office in Manchester as a result.  The consultation involves staff in the firm’s claims solutions group in offices across England and Scotland. The firm said the move had also prompted a […]

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