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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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Opinion: The mental health stigma in the workplace

Cheltenham Borough Council recently lost a controversial High Court action against its former managing director Christine Laird. Paul Daniels The decision raises many interesting issues. First, how much information must be disclosed to a prospective employer on a candidate’s medical history? Second, is it discriminatory for an employer to make decisions based solely on information […]

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It was entirely fitting that one of the last cases heard in the House of Lords was one which could redefine the litigation industry. After Norton Rose and IM Litigation Funding lost the Stone & Rolls case last week, some commentators have characterised the entire episode as a setback for litigation funders everywhere. Norton Rose […]

DLA Piper relaxes grip on equity with 8 per cent partner increase

DLA Piper has expanded its traditionally tight equity during the past year, with the number of equity ­partners at the firm rising by almost 8 per cent. Nigel Knowles The firm now has 192 equity partners across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, a rise of 7.9 per on the previous year. There are 595 partners in total. The increase […]

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