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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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Khaitan advises Yes Bank on term loan facility

Khaitan & Co has advised Yes Bank in relation to term loan facilities availed in multiple tranches by Transcon-Sheth Creators and aggregating to approximately $146m (£95.5m) for the purpose of constructing and developing residential project Auris Serenity at Malad (W). Auris Serenity will comprise four residential luxury towers. Partner Shishir Mehta and associate partner Kumar […]

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MoD panel set to be finalised within a fortnight

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) panel review is expected to conclude within the next two weeks in time for a January 2015 unveiling, with firms vying for spots on the larger panel. The MoD launched its first panel review in five years in the summer. It decided not to ditch a panel altogether in favour […]

Solution to campylobacter challenge lies with consumer education, says Eversheds

David Young, partner and health and safety expert at Eversheds, has commented on the prevalence of campylobacter in supermarket chickens. He said: ‘There will undoubtedly be some outrage and surprise surrounding the statistics about campylobacter in supermarket chickens. We should not lose sight of the basic facts before we as consumers declare we are never […]

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Linklaters warms up to lockstep flexing as part of US plan

A high-level source at Linklaters has said the firm could flex lockstep in the future as a way of building up its US practice, marking a key attitude shift within the firm. On the day of a firm-wide vote on issues including the firm’s US strategy and make-up of its international board, a senior partner […]

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