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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 […]

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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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Sidley Austin Brown & Wood has ramped up its international trade practice and simultaneously boosted its presence in Europe by luring a 10-partner group from Powell Goldstein Frazer & Murphy The group is led by Daniel Price and is based in both Washington DC and Geneva, where lawyers practise before the World Trade Organisation.While most […]

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The Lawyer is happy to print the following statement Lovells strongly object to the terms of an article on 22 April referring to the firm under the headline “Clayton Utz shreds evidence and reputation at same time”. The article referred to a judgment given by Mr Justice Eames in the Supreme Court of Victoria on […]

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