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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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Striking the right balance

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Berwin Leighton acted for Imry Holdings on its £121m disposal of the Halogic portfolio to PRICOA Property Investment Management, advised by Cameron McKenna.

Andersens' HK action sounds alarm bells

Arthur Andersen’s Hong Kong office Ede Charlton has become the latest casualty of its founder. The practice has been ousted from the accountancy firm’s legal network. The lawyers in the Hong Kong office are at a loss to identify the full reasons for the break-up, although Andersens has said it happened because the two differed […]

Buggins is dead

With reference to the article “Buggins strikes again in Law Society election controversy”, (The Lawyer, 3 February), the society has decided not to consider any changes to its bylaws which would prevent contested elections. The council of the Law Society will, in March, debate proposals for an informal procedure for candidates seeking election only to […]

In brief: Law Society evacuated during fire scare

The Law Society’s offices in Chancery Lane had to be evacuated and all staff sent home following a fire alert last Thursday afternoon. Although initially it was thought that there was a fire in the basement, the alert was eventually put down to smoke from outside the building finding its way into the air-conditioning system. […]

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