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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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?

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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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Eversheds advises on Heart of Worcestershire College merger

Eversheds has advised North East Worcestershire College on its successful merger with Worcester College of Technology. The newly named Heart of Worcestershire College has become one of the largest further-education colleges in the country, with approximately 10,000 full-time students and turnover of some £40m following its merger. Eversheds advised the Joint Options Group of Governors […]

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Nabarro adds three lawyers to Dubai office

Nabarro has doubled its Dubai office, adding a Dentons associate, local barrister and counsel in a bid to beef up its constructions disputes practice overseas. Dentons energy associate Nick Kramer joins the firm as a partner and head of commercial and construction in the Middle East. He is joined by local counsel Aarta Alkarimi and […]

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Thomas Eggar centralises document production and overhauls business support

Thomas Eggar has become the latest firm to overhaul its business support function and centralise its document production staff on the back of its merger with Pritchard Englefield last year.  The firm has grown and centralised its document production hub, reduced the number of receptionists and changed the titles and roles of its secretaries in […]

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