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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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Airtours lawyer is left luggage

Slaughter and May partner Malcolm Nicholson must have thought his name was burned on to the European Commission’s (EC) collective consciousness following his historic victory in Airtours, which ushered in the EC’s current reformist programme. However, at the EC merger control conference last week, the chairman of the panel discussing Airtours could not remember Nicholson’s […]

CC to lobby Germany over tax treatment of UK LLPs

Led by Clifford Chance, the UK’s largest firms have banded together to lobby the German government on its adverse tax treatment of UK limited liability partnerships (LLPs) Should they be successful, this major obstacle to becoming a UK LLP will be removed. As the law stands, German partners of a UK LLP would pay more […]

Macfarlanes wins place on PPM Ventures panel

Macfarlanes has secured the position of secondary UK adviser to private equity house PPM Ventures. The move follows the organisation’s decision to slash the number of firms on its legal panel. Lovells, PPM’s existing preferred adviser, together with Ashurst Morris Crisp and Norton Rose, missed out in the tender process that started in the summer. […]

The Lawyer/Unicef to present Child Rights Lawyer Award

The winner of The Lawyer/Unicef Child Rights Lawyer Award will be announced on Wednesday at an evening hosted by The Law Society The four shortlisted candidates are Jerry Clore, who was nominated by the Refugee Council, Christopher Digby-Bell for his work with the William’s Way Project, Lady Babara Lowry of the Grandparents Association and Pat […]

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