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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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In brief: Legal executives win Oaths rights

Legal executives have been granted power to administer Oaths under regulations introduced at the end of last month. The 1995 Commissioners for Oaths Regulations extend power to administer Oaths to full members of the Institute of Legal Executives. The Institute is the second body to be granted this power. The Council for Licensed Conveyancers was […]

Litigation Recent Decisions 08/08/95

Nature of litter; proving litter offences Westminster City Council v Riding (1995). (DEC (Stuart-Smith LJ and Butterfield J) 19/7/95). Summary: When prosecuting for litter offences it is necessary for the prosecution to prove when the litter was deposited and that this was within the time limit for prosecutions to be brought. Council appeal against the […]

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Sports/Mergers. Guidelines beyond reproach

It seems ironic that the credibility of international athletics as a whole has recently been damaged by a string of cases involving high-profile athletes. This is all the more ironic given the fact that the prime reason for the introduction of a system of drug testing was to protect the image of the sport which […]

Brent Spar. A debate that's all at sea

After two decades in which to ponder the question, abandonment of North Sea oil and gas facilities is headline news across Europe. Short of Liz Hurley being dropped on to the Brent Spar it is hard to see how this once dry and esoteric topic could become more newsworthy. The time has come to review […]

Playing by the EU rules

I refer to the letter of Charles Latham in answer to my article ‘Loosening the straight jacket’ (The Lawyer, 18 July 1995). I am all in favour of improving European competition law. If this can be achieved without amending the EC Treaty, so much the better. But it is important there is no misunderstanding of […]

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