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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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Lucas Bateman on the need for a reform of attitudes.

Lucas Bateman is an intellectual property litigator at Pinsent Curtis in Leeds. In an era of concern over the time and money consumed by litigation, I anticipate that the recent trend towards the granting of orders for lump sum costs in the Chancery Division will be welcomed by most practitioners. In a Patents Court Practice […]

Liberty conference discusses stalking

STALKING legislation and the protection of children were top of the agenda at Liberty’s first post-election law and order conference last Saturday. John Wadham, director of Liberty, said the purpose of the London conference was to ensure that justified concerns about crime and the “spat between the two political parties over which was toughest on […]

LAG rejects Home Office proposals as “unworkable”

HOME office proposals to ensure that guilty pleas are prosecuted within 24 hours are “wrong in principle” and “unworkable in practice”, according to the Legal Action Group. The attack is contained in the highly critical LAG response to the Narey Report, which was commissioned by the former Home Secretary, Michael Howard, before the General Election […]

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Jay v Bexley Health Authority – QBD 21 April 1997 Claimant: Lucy Jay, Incident: Medical negligence Injuries: Award to child whose mother died shortly after her birth. Mother had undergone IVF treatment but health authorities failed to diagnose she had an eptopic pregnancy. Court told that despite “clear warning signs” staff had negligently failed to […]

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