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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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First the big news. Bowing to popular demand, as one does, the deadline for entries to this year’s The Lawyer Management Awards has been extended by two weeks to Friday 6 June. As we highlighted last week, these awards are the one place where business services professionals can get the chance to be recognised for […]

Walker Morris set to provide legal support to Centre for Process Innovation

Walker Morris has been appointed to the Legal Service Panel for the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) following a successful tender. The firm was successful in all areas of legal work and will cover all lots: property and construction; corporate; procurement state aid and competition; commercial and intellectual property litigation; commercial and technology; engineering law […]

Barrister S Chelvan’s DSSH model for LGBTI asylum claims is internationally recognised

Throughout May, No5 Chambers barrister S Chelvan has provided training across Europe on his DSSH (difference, stigma, shame and harm) model for credibility assessment in LGBTI asylum claims. From 5–7 May, Chelvan provided training in Madrid to more than 100 delegates from NGOs as part of the CREDO project, co-organised by the ELENA network and the Hungarian Helsinki Committee. […]

Eversheds comments on ‘disappointing news’ regarding Richard III judicial review decision

Eversheds partner and specialist in judicial review proceedings Alison Oldfield has commented on judges rejecting an attempt by distant relatives of Richard III to force a public consultation over where he should be buried. Oldfield described the case as ‘fascinating’ and ‘founded on unique circumstances’. She said: ‘In reality, the legal battle was not actually about where Richard III […]

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Shearman and Cravath advise as Japan’s Mizkan buys Unilever sauce units

Shearman & Sterling and Cravath Swaine & Moore have played lead roles in Japanese group Mizkan’s $2.15bn acquisition of Unilever’s North American pasta sauce businesses, Ragu and Bertolli. Shearman & Sterling acted for the Japanese acquirer, alongside Japanese counsel Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (MHM). Shearman’s Tokyo corporate partner Kenneth Lebrun led the firm’s team in […]

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