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Walker Morris’ Housing and Banking Litigation experts Karl Anders, Justin Coley and Sandip Singh explain the UK government’s consultation on introducing longer-term tenancies in the private rented sector, with a particular focus on potential impacts for lenders…

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Ian Brierley on the judicious use of the remedy of subrogation.

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City group aims to set up foreign forum

CITY lawyers have launched an initiative to establish a forum for foreign lawyers in a bid to make the City a more attractive base for solicitors from overseas. The City of London Law Society is behind the initiative and reports an enthusiastic response from about 80 foreign lawyers who attended a symposium organised by the […]

In brief: UK soon to adopt human rights law

A white paper on the incorporation of the European Convention on Human Rights is imminent, the Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine of Laird, revealed on Friday at a Bill of Rights Conference, sponsored by Bindman & Partners at University College London. Irvine told the delegates: “You will not have long to wait.” Stressing the ultimate decision […]

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In the 1970s and 1980s the main subject of complaints received by local authorities about council housing was disrepair. Today these problems have largely been overcome, and they have been replaced by the problem of “neighbours from hell”. National and regional media have been swift to list complaints of antisocial behaviour by tenants on housing […]

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