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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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Sacked Welsh Rugby Union general secretary, Dennis Evans, is to challenge his dismissal on two fronts. Evans has an industrial tribunal claim pending over his dismissal. He has also mounted High Court action to show he should never have been dismissed.

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I have been asked to point out that the comments made by Kevin Thorpe in his article (The Lawyer, 11 October) ‘Second class citizens,’ regarding the visit to the University of Hertfordshire by representatives of Herbert Smith, do not, in the opinion of university law staff, accurately represent what transpired on that occasion, and that […]

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PROPERTY lawyer Anthony Cooley is the sixth partner to leave Reading-based Pitmans this year by joining rivals Boyes Turner & Burrows. But Pitmans says business remains buoyant despite the partnership losses. The number of partners at the firm is now 12. Since the start of the year the firm has made two appointments – John […]

Action on race violence

* Local authorities are being called on to introduce tough new measures to eliminate the threat of racial violence. A motion passed at the recent Law Centres Federation (LCF) annual general meeting, says the “failure by local authorities to acknowledge the true prevalence and impact of racial harassment and violence” is a serious cause of […]

Government set to adopt Bar 'counsel numbers' proposal

Mike Yuille THE BAR Council’s proposal for new regulations limiting the numbers of barristers used in criminal cases may be taken up by the Government sooner than many expect. The proposal appears in the Bar’s current clutch of measures for cutting waste in the criminal legal aid system. It is, in fact, a repeat of […]

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