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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…

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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 […]

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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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LABOUR’S campaigns co-ordinator Peter Mandelson was forced to defend Shadow Home Secretary Jack Straw’s policy on crime at the Society of Labour Lawyers’ AGM. Mandelson was the guest speaker at the packed event at the Law Society, which saw the official unveiling of the society’s ambitious plan to raise £100,000 from City lawyers through seminars […]

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Leading property lawyer and Private Finance Initiative (PFI) specialist Stan Gniadkowski will take a major PFI project worth £193 million with him when he leaves DJ Freeman to join Wilde Sapte in the New Year. The Octagon Healthcare contract being handled by Gniadkowski is the first and only hospital building PFI scheme to be signed […]

Hackney escapes civil claim

Chris Fogarty reports Councils convicted of a criminal offence under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 are not liable for any further civil claims, the Court of Appeal has ruled. The decision in favour of Hackney Council in London means other local government organisations have escaped facing a potential avalanche of civil claims seeking damages for […]

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