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Longer term tenancies? Potential implications for lenders

Walker Morris’ Housing and Banking Litigation experts Karl Anders, Justin Coley and Sandip Singh explain the UK government’s consultation on introducing longer-term tenancies in the private rented sector, with a particular focus on potential impacts for lenders…

Assessing creditworthiness in consumer credit: FCA publishes final rules and guidance

The results of a large-scale survey by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in 2017 indicated, among other things, that: 75% of UK adults had one or more consumer credit products or loans in the previous 12 months; 4.1 million people were “in difficulty” because they had already failed to pay domestic bills or meet credit […]

Open Banking, fintech and the Brexit hokey cokey

By Miles Trower London is, arguably, the most important global hub for financial services. As a result, the consequences of the Brexit vote, the ensuing uncertainty and the eventual transitional and regulatory framework applying to UK financial services and how it will continue to access overseas markets has been subject to huge speculation. Much of […]

FCA consultation on a Global Financial Innovation Network

By Russell Kelsall On 7 August 2018, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a consultation on the creation of a Global Financial Innovation consultation. With innovation in the global financial services market rapidly increasing, it is important for firms to consider the options for building, implementing and sharing experiences of digital solutions.

Austria: The DPA’s strict view on retention periods

At the end of July, the Austrian Data Protection Authority (‘DPA’) published its first decision on retention periods applying the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’; DSB-D216.471/0001-DSB/2018). The decision is final. The DPA had to decide for which period a provider of telecommunications services (hereinafter: the ‘controller’) may (respectively must) retain so-called master data, required for […]

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Clydes whistle-blowing case – the legal reaction

Today’s Supreme Court whistleblowing decision not only paves the way for partner-level whistle-blowing claims to be levelled at firms for the first time but poses further questions on the employment status of partners, employment lawyers say. The Supreme Court ruled this morning that LLP members are protected by whistle-blowing legislation paving the way for the first […]

DLA Piper advises EVRAZ on the sale of its Czech subsidiary EVRAZ Vitkovice Steel

DLA Piper has advised EVRAZ on the auction sale of its wholly owned Czech subsidiary EVRAZ Vitkovice Steel (EVS) to a consortium of private investors for a total consideration of $287m (£170m) The DLA Piper team was led by partners Constantine Lusignan-Rizhinashvili (corporate, Moscow) and Julien Hansen (corporate, Moscow), who were assisted by associates Andrei […]

Walker Morris set to provide legal advice to NHS Shared Business Services

Walker Morris has been appointed by NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) following a successful tender to help deliver quality legal services and savings to the NHS. NHS SBS is a joint venture between the Department of Health and Steria. The organisation provides support services designed for the NHS and currently works in partnership with […]

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Morgan Cole bags spot as Wales’ largest university establishes first formal panel

The University of South Wales has launched its inaugural panel after it was created following the mergers of Glamorgan and Newport universities last year. The university, now the sixth largest in the UK with around 33,000 students, has appointed Hugh James, Morgan Cole, Veale Wasborough Vizards, Capital Law and Clarkslegal to its roster. It is not […]

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