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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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Blake Cassels sets up Middle East outposts

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Finance duo Allen and Goetz quit Freshfields

High-profile banking partners Maurice Allen and Mike Goetz have left Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer just over a year after joining the magic circle firm. Maurice Allen Allen and Goetz joined Freshfields from US firm White & Case last March (17 March 2008). They were charged with helping the magic circle firm build up its banking practice. […]

Banking recommendations will make life tougher at top

The dust may be beginning to settle ­following the shocks to the banking ­system over the past 18 months or so, but the appetite for analysis shows no sign of abating. The dust may be beginning to settle ­following the shocks to the banking ­system over the past 18 months or so, but the appetite […]

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CC to energise practice areas with sector focus bid

As part of its global reorganisation, Clifford Chance has begun using the banking industry model to market the firm to clients, creating 13 industry-focused groups that sit across practice areas.  Partners can select one or more sectors to specialise in while remaining in their current practice groups. The aim is to make the firm […]

UKIBC appoints Eversheds partner

Eversheds partner Gauri Advani has been appointed to the board of the UK India Business Council (UKIBC). Advani, the head of Eversheds’ India group, joins Mishcon de Reya ­consultant Toby Greenbury and Pinsent Masons chairman ­Martin Harman as legal members of the board. The UKIBC is an organisation set up to promote trade, business and […]

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