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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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Cameron Markby Hewitt acted as host to a delegation of four French senators which was in the UK to study Lord Woolf’s Access to Justice report. The French are interested in Woolf’s recommendations and in alternative dispute resolution, following a similar report, Quels Moyens Pour Quelle Justice?, last year from the French Senate’s Law Commission, […]

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Leading tax lawyer Malcolm Gammie is leaving Linklaters & Paines to join the Bar and work part-time for the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Gammie, a tax partner with the City firm, is chairman of the institute’s executive committee and a past president of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. He will leave Linklaters at the end […]

The law and artistic merit

In January 1995, Morison J gave judgment in De Balkany v Christie Manson & Woods Ltd after hearing seven experts debate, on historic and scientific grounds, whether a painting was or was not the work of Austrian artist Egon Schiele. The case, which was decided in favour of the plaintiff when the painting was determined […]

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Lord Woolf’s final report was published in July last year. In it he set himself the task of mapping out what he describes as a new landscape for civil litigation. Crucial to this was a range of proposals for expert witnesses, whose present regime Lord Woolf sees as substantially responsible for the present high costs […]

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