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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: Dutch bar heads off MDP threat in court

The Dutch Bar has staved off preliminary attempts by Big Six accountancy firms Arthur Andersen & Co and Price Waterhouse to establish multi-disciplinary practices in the Netherlands. The district court of Amsterdam found that the existing ban on fully merged accountancy and law practices “is not excessive” and does not conflict with European legislation on […]

Eversheds is appointed to be in-house Barclaycard lawyer

Eversheds has been appointed as the in-house lawyer for Barclaycard under an arrangement which will see a solicitor based permanently at the headquarters of the credit card company. Eversheds’ Leeds head of litigation, Howard Bryan, said the solicitor would work alongside the large in-house legal team at Barclaycard. He said the move would protect Barclaycard […]

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The buzz words circulating in chancery chambers these days are ‘bus- iness law’ and ‘financial law’. These denominations are well justified by the work actually being done. Even the property and trusts experts are focusing their marketing strategies on the business community. It is now well understood that the Chancery Division is a commercial court. […]

Surveillance prompts Commons debate

VETERAN Labour MP Tam Dalyell has tabled a parliamentary question to probe the extent to which lawyers are subjected to surveillance while interviewing defendants in prisons. Dalyell agreed to table the question following an approach by the criminal barrister Jonathan Goldberg QC, head of chambers at Three Temple Gardens, who has discovered that interviews between […]

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