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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 […]

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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 […]

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Norton Rose’s  average profit per equity partner figure (PEP) for 2009-10 has fallen by 6 per cent to £486,000, following a 17 per cent dip last year. The fall in PEP at the firm comes despite a 1 per cent rise in gross profit. Chief executive Peter Martyr attributed the decline in partner profits to […]

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Slaughter and May has scored a new mandate advising builders’ merchant Travis Perkins on its £558m takeover of BSS Group. Corporate partner Robert Stern and M&A head Stephen Cooke led on the deal, which was agreed last week. They were assisted by finance associate Mark Dwyer, together with corporate associates Iqbal Hussain and Matthew Poxon. […]

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PEP drop at DLA Piper after Middle East woes

DLA Piper has posted a one per cent drop in fee income for the 2009 financial year, as PEP fell by 18 per cent. The EMEA and Asia section of the business, which currently report on a calendar year basis, made £581m last year, down from £585m in 2008. Over the same period PEP fell […]

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