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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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LSC and College of Law devise first legal aid-based LPC

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Clifford Chance hit by West Coast defection

Clifford Chance’s West Coast practice has lost its first partner in the region, as an anti-trust and trade regulation lawyer joins Cooley Godward. Partner Craig Waldman is joining Cooley Godward’s Palo Alto office where he will be based in the anti-trust and trade regulation group. Waldman transferred from Clifford Chance’s New York office in late […]

Lester Aldridge lures Shoosmiths team to new Milton Keynes office

South Coast firm Lester Aldridge is opening an office in Milton Keynes with the hire of a team from Shoosmiths. James Baird joins Lester Aldridge as a partner, bringing with him associates Melanie Chell and Vicky Loughnane. Previously in Shoosmiths’ Northampton asset finance team, they will bolster Lester Alridge’s Midlands practice. Kevin Heath, head of […]

Cheating death

When two people find each other, it is a beautiful thing. So Tulkinghorn was cheered to hear a heart-warming tale of young love from a top UK firm. When these two partners’ eyes met – maybe across a crowded conference room – they soon began to experience the kind of closeness only a man and […]

Private function

The Middle Temple Annual Dinner is almost upon us and inevitably the all-star event will generate the usual oodles of gossip. Keeping order this year, though, will be BBC’s News at One presenter and Honorary Bencher Anna Ford. The media legend will be after-dinner speaking along with Lord Justice Scott Baker, Master Treasurer of Middle […]

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