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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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Mears goes on City fact-finding mission

CITY lawyers may be relieved to know that while new Law Society president Martin Mears claims he doesn’t know much about the City, he is willing to learn. He will also consult leading City legal figures on the Law Society Council in order to understand better the concerns of the City constituencies. “I am conscious […]

On an equal footing

Polygram’s possible action against the Hungarian Government over its decision to overlook the company in a privatisation bid may be perfectly justified in law. After all, competition rules are competition rules and discrimination is discrimination. Countries entering a market economy have to learn to deal with the trappings of such including the rigours of competition. […]

Withers gets support

Helen Sage reports City practice Withers has awarded a £1 million IT support contract to Norwel Computer Services. The company offers back and front office solutions. Back office solutions comprise accounting and computer-aided billing, credit control and the marketing database. This is integrated with a front office automation network to provide secretaries and fee earners […]

UK lawyers take lead in Bosnia war trials

BRITISH lawyers are taking centre stage in a historic legal action which may establish the first court ruling on genocide since World War II. The case, being heard in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Hague, involves an action by the Bosnian government against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro). Two […]

Home working on the increase, survey says

Technological advances in law firms are increasing the trend for working from home. In a recent survey among 600 firms, 54 per cent of of law and accountancy practice members said they work from home at least once a week. The survey, conducted by law, business and tax publishers Tolley into the working practices of […]

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