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Longer term tenancies? Potential implications for lenders

Walker Morris’ Housing and Banking Litigation experts Karl Anders, Justin Coley and Sandip Singh explain the UK government’s consultation on introducing longer-term tenancies in the private rented sector, with a particular focus on potential impacts for lenders…

Assessing creditworthiness in consumer credit: FCA publishes final rules and guidance

The results of a large-scale survey by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in 2017 indicated, among other things, that: 75% of UK adults had one or more consumer credit products or loans in the previous 12 months; 4.1 million people were “in difficulty” because they had already failed to pay domestic bills or meet credit […]

Open Banking, fintech and the Brexit hokey cokey

By Miles Trower London is, arguably, the most important global hub for financial services. As a result, the consequences of the Brexit vote, the ensuing uncertainty and the eventual transitional and regulatory framework applying to UK financial services and how it will continue to access overseas markets has been subject to huge speculation. Much of […]

FCA consultation on a Global Financial Innovation Network

By Russell Kelsall On 7 August 2018, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a consultation on the creation of a Global Financial Innovation consultation. With innovation in the global financial services market rapidly increasing, it is important for firms to consider the options for building, implementing and sharing experiences of digital solutions.

Austria: The DPA’s strict view on retention periods

At the end of July, the Austrian Data Protection Authority (‘DPA’) published its first decision on retention periods applying the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’; DSB-D216.471/0001-DSB/2018). The decision is final. The DPA had to decide for which period a provider of telecommunications services (hereinafter: the ‘controller’) may (respectively must) retain so-called master data, required for […]

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BLP replaces Ashurst as Tesco’s primary property adviser

Tesco has dropped Ashurst as one of its preferred real estate firms, instead reinforcing its relationship with longstanding adviser Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) In the past, Ashurst, BLP and Clyde & Co have picked up property mandates from the supermarket giant. However, Ashurst will no longer be instructed on real estate matters by Tesco, and […]

Is it you? The Lawyer Awards shortlist is revealed

With less than two months to go before the industry’s top awards event, today we reveal the firms, chambers and in-house teams that will be jostling for a gong at The Lawyer Awards, which will be held at Grosvenor House Hotel in June. In contention for Law Firm of the Year are RPC, Slater & […]

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TLT’s re-elected managing partner Pester targets £80m by 2017

TLT has targeted a 60 per cent rise in revenues with the aim of producing annual turnover of £80m by 2017 after re-electing managing partner David Pester for a fifth consecutive three-year term with effect from 1 May. Partners endorsed Pester’s continuing leadership in an uncontested election, which according to the firm kicked off in February […]

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CMS and Dundas make 60 support roles redundant ahead of merger

CMS Cameron McKenna and Dundas & Wilson have cut 60 support roles ahead of their £277m merger this week. Dundas has lost 40 support roles and CMS has cut 20 including from its third-party suppliers Integreon, Initial and Xerox (21 March 2014). It is not the first time CMS has put support roles in consultation […]

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