Tougher product liability provisions following the release of long-awaited amendments to consumer rights and interests protection law in China

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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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Weil Gotshal to defend £10m professional negligence claim

It’s not clear how Weil Gotshal & Manges feels about author William Boyd but ‘The Ice Cream Wars’ probably isn’t its favourite book. The firm has been hit with a £10m professional negligence claim by private equity house Bancroft after its sweet deal with a Slovakian ice cream company turned sour. Bancroft bought a 94 […]

Novation in engineering and construction projects

Assignment and novation are important legal topics with real ramifications for parties if they are not dealt with properly. The idea behind them is simple and easier to grasp when having an understanding of the way in which they work. Novation is an important feature of engineering and construction projects — particularly in relation to […]

Plan presents a positive vision of the future for the UK’s infrastructure requirements

Andrew Herring, partner at Eversheds, has commented following the unveiling of the UK government’s new plans for infrastructure spending. Herring said: ‘Delivery has faced early challenges, but after decades of under investment and political timidity the National Infrastructure Plan 2013 presents a positive vision of the future for the UK’s infrastructure requirements, and is a real […]

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