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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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Verdict clears way for lease buy-outs

WEST End firm Collyer-Bristow is predicting a boom in leasehold enfranchisements following a landmark tribunal verdict. Senior assistant Jessica Taylor says nervous tenants will be encouraged to take the plunge after a leasehold valuation tribunal fixed the price of an 89-year lease at u2,700, u15,800 less than the landlord asked. “The decision will encourage tenants […]

In brief: Merger creates largest Yorks practice

Irwin Mitchell has merged with Kershaw Tudor to create south Yorkshire’s largest legal practice. The 42-partner practice, with nearly 500 staff, has offices in Sheffield, Leeds and Birmingham. Michael Jelly, former senior partner of Kershaw Tudor, heads the enlarged corporate department, while Irwin Mitchell’s Michael Napier is senior partner of the merged firm.

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Portsmouth and South East Hampshire Health Authority is being sued for negligence over a patient who died from hepatitis. Richard Smith died on 7 March last year after contracting hepatitis from Factor V111 concentrate. The writ was issued by his personal representative, Brenda Smith. Writ issued by Bolitho Way, Southsea, Hampshire. S2473 Royal biographer Lady […]

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