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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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The AZ of TMT

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Competition Commission audit reforms — not as strict as first anticipated

The Competition Commission (CC) has been concerned about the lack of competition in the audit market for some time. It reports that this lack is due to factors that inhibit companies from switching auditors and the incentives auditors are having to focus on satisfying management rather than shareholder needs. The CC Final Report (published on 25 […]

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WFW appoints new managing partners

Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) has elected London finance partner Chris Lowe and Germany head Lothar Wegener as joint managing partners. The pair’s appointment came a few weeks after previous managing partner Michael Greville’s sudden resignation (28 November 2013). They are set to begin their joint management role from 15 January 2014. Lowe is currently […]

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Beddow replaces Lloyd as Ashurst’s corporate co-head

Simon Beddow has been appointed as Ashurst’s new co-head of its corporate, commercial and competition (CCC) division replacing corporate star Stephen Lloyd who quit the firm last month. The firm has scrapped its global corporate head position, with Beddow and Sydney-based Phil Breden instead sharing the reins of the over-arching CCC division.  Lloyd was the […]

16th Annual Patent Seminar — the Virtue of Justice

By Gordon Harris In opening this talk last year, I speculated about the reasons why there had been relatively little in the way of significant developments in case law in patent litigation in recent years. I wondered if the judiciary had done such a good job at resolving the basic issues that now little more […]

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