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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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New faces set to take up position at Bar Council

Linda Tsang THREE QCs, Allan Levy, David Steer and Bruce Houlder, have been elected to the Bar Council and will take office in January. David Steer QC is joint head of chambers at The Corn Exchange, Liverpool, and Bruce Houlder QC, of 6 King’s Bench Walk, acted for the CPS in the Blakelock case. Levy […]

Strangled by a necklace of bad debt

Tim Miller explains the background to the demise of Deacon Goldrein Green, which is facing bankruptcy proceedings When Andrew Macfarlane addressed the Law Society’s legal aid conference three years ago he issued a chilling warning: “Bankers don’t have social consciences.” Macfarlane, the then managing partner of Deacon Goldrein Green (DGG), told the Lord Chancellor that […]

ADR establishes complaints procedure

Mediation organisation ADR Group is launching a complaints and disciplinary procedure for dissatisfied clients. The group, which provides solicitor mediators for bodies including the Bristol Law Society and the Housing Tenants Ombudsman Service, is establishing the service as part of a long-term plan to set up a national control body. The group has already contacted […]

Broome creditors await IVA decision

Lawyers for creditors of leisure industry chief John Broome, who built and sold Alton Towers, are waiting for the outcome of a reconvened creditors’ meeting that will decide whether his individual voluntary arrangement (IVA) is to be accepted. If not, bankruptcy proceedings may follow. A creditors’ meeting several weeks ago accepted proposals by Broome’s wife […]

Flotations

Filtronic Comtek was advised by Ralph C Yablon Temple-Milnes & Carr on its recent u44m flotation by way of a placing

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