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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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Slaughter and May has sent out letters to its associates outlining their new salaries, which just fall short of the majority of the magic circle’s. Last week’s (1 May) long-anticipated announcement, the firm’s second in six months, sees Slaughters gift its newly qualified associates a 5.8 per cent rise, taking base salary to £63,500 from […]

The financial forecast

Take a deep breath. The reporting of year-end figures has kicked off. Here are some predictions. This will be a record year for much of the City. At least 10 firms will gift their top partners more than a million for the first time and be able to put two fingers up to the Americans. […]

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Google ‘LG’ and what do you get? Surprise surprise, an electronics firm. Not a law firm. But you might be forgiven for confusing the two now that Lawrence Graham has gone all funky and cut out all those unnecessary vowels and consonants. LG’s thinking is that the market has been calling it LG for years […]

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