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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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Ashursts leads the pack for company flotation advice

Ashurst Morris Crisp is the country’s leading legal adviser to companies seeking a flotation, according to a league table produced by big six accountants KPMG. During the period from January 1993 to 30 September 1996, Ashursts advised 28 of the 500 companies that floated on the London Stock Exchange. Slaughter and May, Linklaters & Paines, […]

Wynne makes tracks for Denton Hall in January

Leading banking lawyer Geoffrey Wynne of Watson Farley & Williams, who left the firm last month, will be joining City firm Denton Hall in the new year. He will be a partner in its banking and financial group and will be in charge of initiatives to develop the practice. Wynne has been at Watsons since […]

Herbert Smith tops PFI projects' league

The big five City firms have been pipped at the post by Herbert Smith when it comes to private finance initiative work, according to the first-ever PFI league table, produced by newsletter The PFI Report. The City firm has advised on 38 PFI projects with a value of more than £5 million, the largest number […]

James Rees says preventing squatting is easier than cure.

James Rees is an assistant in the property litigation team at Denton Hall. Over the Christmas period landlords have particular problems with squatters in or on commercial property. Gypsies or new age travellers occupy open land and squatters take over empty retail premises to do their own Christmas trading. Squatters can affect trade, damage property, […]

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