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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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Weil misses starring role on WestLB’s Odeon sale

German bank WestLB has ignored Weil Gosthal & Manges on the disposal of the Odeon cinema chain, switching back to long-term adviser Allen & Overy (A&O), which has now accepted instructions on both the buy and sell sides of this transaction. Weil Gotshal corporate partner Mike Francies was brought in last spring by the head […]

Morgan Cole loses employment head to Wedlake

Morgan Cole has lost its London head of employment in another blow for the firm. Ravinder Mahal, formerly an associate at Morgan Cole, has joined Wedlake Bell as a senior solicitor as part of an ongoing recruitment drive at the London and Guernsey firm, where fee-earners now number eight. Morgan Cole has lost five partners […]

Waterfront Partnership

“We don’t believe in charging clients for each minute we spend. Our philosophy is very much one of ‘pick up the phone and give us a call’,” says Carole Hailey, who set up boutique IP and IT firm the Waterfront Partnership two years ago. Hailey says she believes absolutely in building a relationship with the […]

Herbert Smith suffers profits slump

Herbert Smith has joined the growing throng of City firms experiencing declining profits on static turnover for the last financial year. Turnover for 2003-04 rose slightly to £243m compared with £241m in the previous year, while average profits per equity partner slumped by 6.4 per cent to £700,000. Net income for the period reached £78m, […]

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