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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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Roger Pearson reports on the High Court decision to give the go-ahead to a case campaigning for access to condoms in jail. The right of prisoners to have access to condoms is to be debated in the High Court. The ground-breaking case is being brought by former prisoner Glen Fielding, a long-time campaigner for all […]

Irvine extends franchise application date

The Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine, has yielded to the pleas of legal aid lawyers and the Law Society and extended the deadline for franchise applications by three months. Lord Irvine has given solicitors until 31 March 1999 to apply for legal aid civil advice and assistance franchises, a prerequisite for those solicitors wanting to continue […]

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The Legal Aid Board (LAB) is considering halving the amount of duty solicitor rota work available for non-franchised criminal law firms, in a move likely to outrage criminal law solicitors. The Lawyer understands LAB officials are actively considering plans to give firms with criminal legal aid franchises twice the space on duty solicitor rotas for […]

Beachcroft Wansbroughs tie forges 122-partner firm

Wansbroughs Willey Hargrave merged with Beachcroft Stanleys this week to create a 122-partner national firm, specialising in commercial, healthcare and insurance. Beachcroft Wansbroughs, as the new firm is called, is the result of 18 months of merger negotiations. Wansbroughs completed its first foray into national expansion after taking over Manchester insurance firm Vaudreys in September. […]

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