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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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Called to account

Law firms have enjoyed a light touch under the self-assessment regime, but the taxman is now placing partnerships under closer scrutiny The self-assessment tax regime started life some 10 years ago. The monitoring was intended to take the form of periodic ‘enquiries’ into tax returns by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC). Until recently law […]

Legal market splits on merits of Valentines Day

Hammonds is courting female clients by inviting them to a Valentine’s Day party at Holts Jewellers in Hatton Garden, London. Over fifty women attended the event including representatives of Clydesdale Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds TSB, Abbey UK Corporate, Bank of Scotland, Barclays Bank, Venture Finance, BDO Stoy Hayward LLP and Deloitte & Touche. […]

Walkers and Mourant merger talks collapse

Offshore heavyweights Walkers and Mourant have called off merger talks. The merger would have created the world’s largest offshore firm. Walkers managing partner Grant Stein said the firms had held a series of meetings this week and agreed that there were synergies between the firms. “However,” he added, “in evaluating what was best for each […]

How to get a shred in law

It’s no secret that there’s no love lost between media law firm Carter-Ruck and Associated Newspapers, publishers of the Daily Mail, but Tulkinghorn has heard relations may have become a tad more strained. Media and entertainment set 5 Raymond Buildings (5RB) recently held a quiz night where the great and good from the defamation world […]

DLA Piper scales the AIM ranks as market confidence weakens

DLA Piper has added another four companies to its roster of AIM clients, but is still a few short of Norton Rose, which has the highest number of AIM clients in the market at 65. DLA Piper has added another four companies to its roster of AIM clients, but is still a few short of […]

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