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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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While the Treasury reviews the regulation of financial services, legal groups are watching and waiting, ready to influence the shape of the predicted ‘super SIB”. As the Government puts together its review of the regulatory structures for financial services providers, law firms are preparing to put forward their side of the story. Financial services legal […]

Denton Hall adds Spanish firm to international group

Denton Hall has formed an association with the Spanish firm Bufete Lupicinio Rodriguez, expanding the membership of its Denton International Group of Law Firms to seven. Under the arrangement, the Madrid practice will retain independence, but trade internationally under the banner of Denton International. However, the two sides are not ruling out the possibility of […]

Lawtel boosts online service

THE ONLINE law reporting service Lawtel claims it now provides better coverage of recent decisions than any other source. Its new service involves a team of barristers summarising ex tempore or non-written judgments taken from High Court and Court of Appeal cases by Lawtel transcribers which are then placed on-screen the following morning. The service […]

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