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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: Cardiff Law Society elects new president

Morgan Bruce partner Hugh Price has been elected president of the Cardiff and District Law Society, the largest law society in Wales. Price replaces outgoing president Russel Jenkins of Hugh James.

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David Price on challenging a deponent's affidavit

David Price is a solicitor-advocate at David Price & Co and author of Defamation: Law, Procedure & Practice. In a recent interim judgment in the well-known feud between retired police officer John Gorman and British Airways, it was emphasised that cross-examination, and not mere suspicion, is normally the best way of deciding whether or not […]

Freshfields wins share of BCCI work

Liquidators from Deloitte & Touche have handed Freshfields a large chunk of BCCI litigation work which was formerly being done by Dibb Lupton Alsop. Neither Freshfields nor Deloittes receiver Chris Morrison would comment on the reasons for the switch of lawyers. A spokesman for Morris stressed that Dibbs was ‘continuing to do quite a bit […]

Ex-Ashursts associate steps up to Trowers partnership

Ashurst Morris Crisp associate Shona Price – who resigned from the firm amid claims that its property department was not making up enough female partners – is joining Trowers & Hamlins’ high-profile public sector department as a partner this week. The Lawyer reported in March that Price and two assistants, Delia Kempley and Barbara Kerin, […]

CC thinks global with pro bono co-ordinator

CLIFFORD Chance boosted its £1m-a-year pro bono activities last week with the appointment of one of its finance lawyers, Felicity Kirk, to the new post of community legal affairs executive. Kirk’s appointment is thought to be the first time that a firm has appointed someone to co-ordinate its pro bono activities on a worldwide basis, […]

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