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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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BT Global Services is on the verge of naming a new US general counsel after moving its legal chief into a senior lobbying position in Washington DC. The company has shifted US general counsel Kristen Verderame into a leading role at the DC public affairs department at a time when all eyes are on the […]

Old Square instigates interim clerking measures

Old Square Chambers deputy senior clerk William Meade is to fill the position left by senior clerk John Taylor on an interim basis. As revealed by The Lawyer (28 January), Taylor is to take on the newly-created role of director of clerking at Fountain Court at Easter. With Meade running Old Square’s nine-strong clerking team, […]

Carey Olsen partner hikes XXIV Old Buildings’ offshore links

Commercial chancery set XXIV Old Buildings has firmed up its links with the Channel Islands with the hire of partner Nicole Langlois from offshore firm Carey Olsen. Langlois, who trained at Herbert Smith before moving to Carey Olsen in 1994, has joined as a tenant and will be looking to ramp up XXIV’s relations with […]

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Norton Rose is apparently very happy living next to London mayor Ken Livingstone’s City Hall offices by Tower Bridge. So much so that the firm held a family fun day in the summer. Norton Rose is apparently very happy living next to London mayor Ken Livingstone’s City Hall offices by Tower Bridge. So much so […]

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