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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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Like many of London’s litigators, Allen & Overy (A&O) head of litigation Tim House is optimistic about the forthcoming year. Despite a global redundancy programme that saw 47 partners and 200 fee earners part company with the firm, the litigation practice continues to grow. “All offices are up on last year and all performed ahead […]

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Just one day after TheLawyer.com reported (3 August) that Maurice Allen and Mike Goetz were leaving Freshfields Bruckhaus Derigner, a headhunter was already emailing senior City banking lawyers about a position that was ­available in a firm with a £1.44m average profit per equity partner (PEP) – the exact number that Freshfields posted this year. […]

Beachcroft adds health team to nascent Dublin office

Beachcroft has bolstered its fledgling Dublin office with the hire of a four-strong team from local Irish firms. Clinical negligence partner Ann O’Driscoll joins the firm from Mason Hayes & Curran along with solicitors Claire Foley, Suzanne O’Keeffe and legal executive Ciara Palmer. They join from William Fry, BCM Hanby Wallace and Mason Hayes respectively. […]

On the case-load

While most litigators and barristers are taking a well-earned break from the daily grind, those still in London are reporting a sudden surge of instructions. One litigator, due to fly out to South West France on Friday, assures us that his holiday will be interrupted due to the eight major instructions on major cases that […]

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