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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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The National Lottery has granted #250,000 to National Family Mediation (NFM) which will be spent on improving support services to mediators working at the divorce-face. An NFM spokesman says the two-year grant will be focused on offering mediation sessions in areas where services are currently limited, providing more training for staff and employing more regional […]

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Wilde Sapte has closed a major PFI and DBFO deal in two months. The firm has been advising the Welsh Office on the design, build, finance and operate (DBFO) of the 19.25 mile A55 extension across Anglesey, due to be open to traffic in 2001. The £170m deal has taken just over two months to […]

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The Law Society is yet again delaying a final decision over the future of professional indemnity, leaving the fate of the Solicitors Indemnity Fund hanging in the balance. Council members voted at a meeting last week to delay – until the first week of March – a decision on proposals to dismantle SIF and implement […]

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