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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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UK COMMERCIAL firm Taylor Joynson Garrett has appointed Middle East specialist Sabah Mahmoud as a consultant. Prior to his appointment Mahmoud, an executive committee member of the British Middle East Law Council, was working from an office based at Nabarro Nathanson. His association with the firm continues in Dubai, where he operates an office in […]

In brief: Uxbridge firm wins sex discrimination first

Uxbridge firm Turberville Woodbridge has scored an important legal point for employees suing for sexual discrimination. A client, Nadine Gardiner-Rosse, has won an industrial tribunal after being subjected to discriminatory remarks at a conference. She had refused to attend subsequent conferences and was sacked. Gardiner-Rosse lost the original case after the tribunal judged that the […]

The unsung local heroes

Lynne Curry finds that despite the impact of CCT and structural changes, local government lawyers still have a part to play Twenty years ago a lawyer who opted for a career in local government knew the score. The starting salary would be respectable, the security impeccable, the pension handsome. Even if high office was not […]

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