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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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PLP guide to community care 'labyrinth'

THE PUBLIC Law Project (PLP) has put together a briefing document to lead lawyers through the “legal labyrinth” of community care. The guide may mean that more unlawful local authority decisions are challenged. Experts in public law say the “loose legal framework” of community care will inevitably spawn potential challenges. The Community Care Act 1990 […]

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Libra Chemicals Holdings was advised by Addleshaws Sons & Latham in the merger of Libra Chemicals, advised by Grundy Kershaw, and Revchem, its shareholders being advised by Slater Heelis. Investment funds were provided by 3i Group, advised by Dibb Lupton Broomhead , and Greater Manchester County Superannuation Fund, and working capital by Barclays Bank, advised […]

DERIVATIVE CASES

IN the US the recent filing of cases by Gibson Greeting Cards and Procter & Gamble against Bankers Trust, for damages suffered from derivative products, implies that derivative instrument cases require expert testimony. However, my experience of derivative instrument litigation is that technical issues that arise in these cases are not impenetrable. As in other […]

Bar aims to expand arbitration role

Nick Hilborne reports; As the Woolf review considers ways of unblocking the civil litigation log jam, the advantages of arbitration are being more widely discussed. The Bar Council has launched Western Circuit Arbitration, a project aimed at propelling arbitration into the mainstream of civil litigation. The new scheme’s administrator, Robert Hill, says: “Until now arbitration […]

Harris for President

Newbury District Council’s director of legal and administrative services, Mike Harris, has been elected as the new president of the Association of District Secretaries. In his election speech to the association’s annual conference last month Harris said he hoped to continue the progress made by his predecessors who had raised the profile of district secretaries. […]

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