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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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NI society wants local solutions

LAW Society of Northern Ireland president Andrew Carnson told MPs at the House of ommons last week: “There must be Northern Ireland solutions for Northern Ireland problems.” The society was holding an open day, sponsored by solicitor-MPs, Peter Temple-Morris, Jonathan Evans, Elfyn LLwyd and John Fraser, to highlight its concerns over the need for sensitivity […]

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Defence to polluting controlled waters National Rivers Authority v Yorkshire Water Services (1994) (HL 17/11/94) (Lord MacKay LC: Lord Keith, Lord Jauncey, Lord Lloyd, Lord Nolan) Summary: Statutory defence to involuntary pollution of controlled waters where unknown third party had introduced pollutant to defendant’s sewage system. Appeal by Yorkshire Water Services against upholding of conviction […]

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William Sindall, advised by Taylor Vinters, was the subject of a u13.55m reverse takeover by Morgan Lovell, advised by Charles Russell. The deal involved raising u2.64m by means of a placing and open offer underwritten by Singer & Friedlander, advised by Alsop Wilkinson.

Heron debt scheme pulls in the lawyers

Institutional shareholders in international property business Heron Group vote this week on whether to accept a major debt and equity purchasing plan on which Travers Smith Braithwaite and Allen & Overy has advised. The deal involves an offer by HNV Acquisition (HNVA) to acquire Heron International NV’s entire issued share capital, and around u407 million […]

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