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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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Davies Arnold Cooper has lost its second head of corporate in just nine months. DAC’s Charles Wander is set to return to his former firm, Fladgate Fielder, as the steady flow of outgoing partners shows no sign of abating. Wander says he intends to leave DAC “some time in the new year”. DAC’s former head […]

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Celebrity lawyer Johnnie Cochran, who represented OJ Simpson during his murder trial, is merging his 30-lawyer LA practice with a New York firm to form the biggest plaintiff’s negligence firm in the US. The merger between Cochran Cherry Givens & Smith and Schneider Kleinick Weitz Damashek & Shoot to create a 61-lawyer practice, is the […]

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Mundays has appointed Ian Connell, a matrimonial and family law specialist, as a partner. The firm has also recently appointed senior associates Tina Smithson, also a matrimonial and family law specialist, from Schilling & Lom and litigator Richard Baldock from Wallis & Company.

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