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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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Simon Moore highlights the inadequacies of electoral law.

Simon Moore is a commercial litigation partner at Field Fisher Waterhouse. The recent case of Spencer v Huggett & anor (Times Law Reports, 12 June 1997) demonstrates electoral law is inadequate. Sir Derek Spencer, the bona fide Conservative Party candidate and sitting MP for Brighton Pavilion, tried to obtain an injunction preventing Richard Huggett (of […]

The heart of the matter

Lawyers and doctors worldwide have been voicing their concern about the lack of legislation controlling cross-species transplants. Alison Laferla is a freelance journalist. Eminent lawyers and doctors from all over the world called for an end to cross-species transplants earlier this month at a conference in Vancouver on pig-to-human organ transplants. Xenotransplantation – the transfer […]

Pensions case reconsidered

Leslie Lintott (above) has been appointed managing partner at Penningtons, becoming one of only three women to head a City firm. Penningtons went through a difficult period in 1995 and 1996, when staff numbers fell from 359 to 279. “We needed to position ourselves sensibly in the market,” Lintott said. “Some people fitted into the […]

Teleworking reigns at City firm

Elizabeth Davidson reports A LONDON commercial practice whose fee earners work from home has come first in a national British Telecom IT contest. Davis & Co is believed to be the only City firm to have designed its business around the use of IT and to have introduced teleworking for all its staff. It received […]

Litigation Personal Injury 15/7/97

Siddle v Redfern – CA 2 July 1997 Incident: Road traffic accident Appeal issue: Damages – strike out Appeal contentions: Defend-ant’s appeal from an order of Judge Taylor, Durham County Court, 20 September 1996, dismissing the appellant’s application to strike out the plaintiff’s claim for damages for personal injury in a road traffic accident. The […]

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