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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 […]

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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?

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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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Herbert Smith plans triple German launch in 2013

Herbert Smith is set to launch in Germany in early 2013, with Frankfurt, Düsseldorf and Munich top of the agenda. The move follows the collapse of the firm’s alliance with German firm Gleiss Lutz and Benelux firm Stibbe, which Herbert Smith pulled out of after the European duo voted against a three-way merger (24 November […]

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Ashfords plans London expansion through Rochman merger

Exeter firm Ashfords and Central London’s Rochman Landau have confirmed that they are in merger talks. According to the parties, the talks have reached an advanced stage with both sides expected to make a decision in the coming weeks. In a statement, Ashfords’ chairman Simon Rous said: “We’re close to agreeing terms – nothing is […]

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Merger Watch

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Access to Justice Foundation takes on first-ever CEO

The Access to Justice Foundation has appointed its first chief executive officer (CEO) as the organisation looks to raise the profile of the pro-bono sector. Ruth Daniel, who has worked both in house at BT and in private practice at Charles Russell, has taken the job as CEO. The post was created with principal funding […]

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