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Longer term tenancies? Potential implications for lenders

Walker Morris’ Housing and Banking Litigation experts Karl Anders, Justin Coley and Sandip Singh explain the UK government’s consultation on introducing longer-term tenancies in the private rented sector, with a particular focus on potential impacts for lenders…

Assessing creditworthiness in consumer credit: FCA publishes final rules and guidance

The results of a large-scale survey by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in 2017 indicated, among other things, that: 75% of UK adults had one or more consumer credit products or loans in the previous 12 months; 4.1 million people were “in difficulty” because they had already failed to pay domestic bills or meet credit […]

Open Banking, fintech and the Brexit hokey cokey

By Miles Trower London is, arguably, the most important global hub for financial services. As a result, the consequences of the Brexit vote, the ensuing uncertainty and the eventual transitional and regulatory framework applying to UK financial services and how it will continue to access overseas markets has been subject to huge speculation. Much of […]

FCA consultation on a Global Financial Innovation Network

By Russell Kelsall On 7 August 2018, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a consultation on the creation of a Global Financial Innovation consultation. With innovation in the global financial services market rapidly increasing, it is important for firms to consider the options for building, implementing and sharing experiences of digital solutions.

Austria: The DPA’s strict view on retention periods

At the end of July, the Austrian Data Protection Authority (‘DPA’) published its first decision on retention periods applying the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’; DSB-D216.471/0001-DSB/2018). The decision is final. The DPA had to decide for which period a provider of telecommunications services (hereinafter: the ‘controller’) may (respectively must) retain so-called master data, required for […]

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Eighty-five per cent of students have passed the first Legal Practice Course run by the College of Law. More than 700 of the 3,339 who took the examination achieved distinctions and a further 1,549 were awarded commendations. Richard Holbrook, chairman of the College of Law’s board of management, says the high pass rate is a […]

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When Miles Preston left Radcliffes & Co with partners Siobhan Redhead and Julia Stanczyk to set up a family boutique firm, Miles Preston & Co, the trio took all their clients with them. This meant that “we hit the ground running”, says Preston. Three months later, he estimates the firm has between 200 to 250 […]

Scots child hearings set for overhaul

A NEW national structure of children’s hearings is likely to be among a raft of changes in Scottish legislation facing solicitors in the autumn. The national children’s reporter service is to be run by the Scottish Office and aims to replace the reporter services (similar to children’s court) currently provided by local government. The service […]

Pitmans forced to rebuild IP department

THAMES Valley firm Pitmans is having to rebuild its intellectual property department for the second time this year after losing its head of department after just two months. Former Pitmans partner John Linneker has returned to Taylor Joynson Garrett where he will take over from Isabel Davies who is now heading the IP department at […]

December workshop for partners

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