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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 York firm Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle has revamped its management team ahead of its expansion into the Middle East. Longstanding managing partner George Kahale, who is based in the firm’s New York office, takes on the role of firmwide chairman, while partners Joseph Pizzurro and Matias Vega, who are also based in New […]

Special report: Insurance

Insurers everywhere are bracing themselves for an upsurge in claims as the global economy slides into recession. And this when the UK insurance market is experiencing some fundamental changes relating to how it handles claims. The legal side of insurance is repositioning to seize the opportunities arising as the market evolves. Kennedys, for example, is […]

Bingham raids Heller for DC regulatory push

Bingham McCutchen has hired four lawyers for its international securities practice, including the managing partner of Heller Ehrman’s DC office, Geoff Aronow. Aronow, who was the director of enforcement at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) from 1995 to 1999, joined as a partner yesterday (Monday 4 August) along with Margaret Blake, formerly a partner […]

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Nelson Mandela lawyer cleared of fraud charges

The Court of Appeal has cleared Nelson Mandela’s long-serving lawyer, Mohammed Iqbal Meer, of conspiracy to defraud the Zambian government. Meer, a partner until his retirement in 2007 in the London firm of Meer Care & Desai, was found guilty of conspiracy to defraud the Zambian government in the High Court in June 2007 by […]

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