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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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Dewey & LeBoeuf is to close three of its US offices in a bid to focus its practice on major capital markets. The firm’s 10-lawyer Jacksonville office will close in December this year, the 22-lawyer Hartford office will close next February and the 16-lawyer Austin office will close in March 2009. Pre-merger the Jacksonville and […]

Lovells loses third private equity chief as Simmons pounces…

Lovells’ Italian private equity head Andrea Accornero will leave the firm at the end of the month to join Simmons & Simmons’ Milan office. Accornero, whose practice focuses on private equity as well as general M&A, will be replaced as private equity head by Italy senior partner Leah Dunlop. Lovells managing partner David Harris (pictured) […]

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Senior IP lawyer and patent attorney Tibor Gold has taken up a role as a consultant at LG. According to senior partner Penny Francis, this will help open doors for the firm’s burgeoning IP practice. Gold, who was awarded an ;MBE ;last ;year ;in recognition of his services to IP, has a longstanding relationship ;with […]

Allen & Overy: City promotions down a third

Allen & Overy: City promotions down a third” />Allen & Overy (A&O) has announced this year’s round of partnership promotions, making up 28 new partners, falling just short of its 2007 bumper crop of 32 promotions. The number of promotions in A&O’s overseas offices increased further this year to 71 per cent of the total […]

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