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Access to Financial Justice: Three Financial Services Conduct Scandals, and a Proposal for Reform

Ned Beale's article "Access to Financial Justice: Three Financial Services Conduct Scandals, and a Proposal for Reform" was recently published in Sweet & Maxwell's Journal of International Banking Law & Regulation.

The Regulator of Social Housing appoints Trowers & Hamlins to legal services framework

International law firm Trowers & Hamlins has been appointed to the legal services framework for the Regulator of Social Housing (RSH), the regulator of private registered providers in England.

Knowledge of consequences of disability not required for discrimination arising from disability

The Court of Appeal has held in City of York Council v Grosset that, despite the fact that it had dismissed a disabled employee not knowing that the misconduct for which it was dismissing arose from the employee's disability, the employer had committed discrimination arising from the claimant's disability.  This decision is concerning for employers who may be found to be guilty of discrimination even where they conclude that an employee's behaviour (which then leads to the taking of disciplinary action) has nothing to do with their disability.

Trowers & Hamlins announces new office heads across its GCC offices

International law firm Trowers & Hamlins has announced the appointment of new office heads across its GCC offices.

Trowers & Hamlins appointed by South London Legal Partnership

International law firm Trowers & Hamlins has been appointed by South London Legal Partnership (SLLP).

Sleep-ins: A Tipping Point? - survey shows lack of funding of sleep-ins for care providers

International law firm Trowers & Hamlins and research consultancy Agenda Consulting carried out an independent survey.

Trowers & Hamlins advises on £234m of housing stock transferring in six months

International law firm Trowers & Hamlins has advised two housing associations and an investment fund on a series of large scale portfolio sales and purchases. The sales consisted of over 1,300 units of accommodation with a value of in excess of £84m and the portfolio acquisitions were of over 2,700 units with a value of around £150m, all completed in the same six month period.

Homes England appoint Trowers & Hamlins to legal panel

International law firm Trowers & Hamlins has been appointed to the legal panel for Homes England.

Trowers Roundtable: The future of resident engagement

What’s the role of customer engagement? What messages should we be sending to ministers as the Green Paper is being drafted?   Sixteen well-informed housing experts holding strong opinions were never likely to come to a single coherent view on the future of resident engagement (they didn’t agree on what term to use, for example), but participants in Trowers and Hamlin’s round table in February still reached a surprising degree of unanimity.

Trowers partner Suzanne Benson to head up Manchester office

Partner Suzanne Benson became head of the Trowers & Hamlins Manchester office with effect from 1 April 2018.