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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?

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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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Oostvogels Pfister Roemers has launched a London representative office, becoming the first Luxembourg-based law firm ever to open a UK operation. The new office will initially be staffed just one associate, Estelle Francais, who moves across from Luxembourg. However, the firm plans to move a second lawyer across later in the year. Stef Oostvogels, a […]

Fitzgerald to take helm at Winston & Strawn

Winston & Strawn has appointed tax partner Thomas Fitzgerald as the firm’s new managing partner, replacing James Neis who will step down in August. Neis has served as managing partner since 1993, seeing the Chicago powerhouse firm’s revenues grow to $575m (£329m) in 2005 and increase in size to almost 900 lawyers. He is expected […]

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The race to become the first publicly listed law firm in the UK entered a new phase last month when one of the City’s leading investment bankers began roadshowing a structure for a float. The approaches made by former Panmure Gordon banker Julian Hirst are among an increasing number of overtures made by advisers towards […]

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