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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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Newcomers to the legal profession will take the need to adapt in their stride but some of us who are already senior practitioners, including members of our judiciary, will not. Experience, one of the hallmarks of a worthwhile senior lawyer, will not be enough in times when the value of familiarity with established procedures is […]

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Peter Ford, partner, Nabarro Nathanson Derek Sloan, partner, Allen & Overy Andrew White, partner, Rowe & Maw Unilever’s legal team is currently locked away in high-level talks, weighing the merits of a potential legal action against Mercury Asset Management (MAM). The action would be taken to recover money lost by MAM as a result of […]

Lawyers spurn CPS police station cover

Defence lawyers have attacked plans to place Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) lawyers in police stations, and to make more defendants use duty solicitors in a new survey. The report, commissioned by the Lord Chancellor’s Department, reveals that most of the 30 defence lawyers questioned feel that making more defendants use duty solicitors will undermine continuity […]

Donns acts in negligence case against US military

The family of a British servicemen has sued the US military for negligence in the first ever successful case by a foreign national. The family of Lt Michael Whitley won $1.2m (£750,000) when the appeal court last week upheld an original ruling from 1996. Whitley was one of 17 members of a British rugby team […]

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