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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 […]

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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?

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The outsider moves Inn

WITH a gleaming collar and matching nail varnish, Hilary Mundella cuts a bright and confident figure. “They say the sun shines on the righteous,” she beams, when caught by a ray of sunlight streaming through the window of the Berners Hotel, where we met for coffee. Yet in the conservative Inns of Court, will such […]

High street faces its Waterloo

If war breaks out between solicitors, estate agents and mortgage lenders, who will be left standing when the smoke clears? Fenella Quinn reports from the front line. Competition in the domestic conveyancing market has never been tougher, prompting an all-out war between solicitors, estate agents and mortgage lenders. Countrywide Conveyancing Direct (CCD) – formerly Hambro […]

Ex-Shakespeares consultant probed by fraud squad

A former consultant from Birmingham-based Shakespeares is under investigation by West Midlands Police Fraud Squad on suspicion of theft. John Vernon, who worked at the firm for over 30 years, has also had civil proceedings brought against him by Shakespeares after the firm identified a number of accounting irregularities within a limited number of clients […]

Law Soc plans opposed

Four of the UK’s largest regional law societies are joining forces to appeal to the Law Society council over its plans to restructure a number of committees. Members of the Manchester, Liverpool, Bristol and Birmingham law societies agreed to send a letter about the Law Society’s governance. Their concern follows a report by the society’s […]

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