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Landlord’s threats of legal action amounted to harassment of tenant

The recent Court of Appeal decision in Metropolitan Housing Trust Ltd v Worthington (1) and Parkin (2) alerts landlords to the risk of their dealings with tenants amounting to unlawful harassment.  Housing Management and Litigation experts Karl Anders and Lucie Bryan explain and offer practical advice, which will be of particular interest for social housing providers […]

Cabot SPR appeal: A welcome outcome for unsecured lenders in Scotland

Walker Morris partner Rob Aberdein explains an appeal allowed by the Sheriff Appeal Court which clarifies that the “interventionist and problem-solving approach” required of sheriffs under the new Simple Procedure Rules Simple Procedure Rules (SPR) for low value claims does not extend to undefended claims.  The appeal concerned a number of test cases and will […]

Industry responds to SME access to the FOS

The FCA last week published a suite of responses it has received to a consultation paper (CP18/3) released in January this year setting out the FCA’s proposed changes to the jurisdiction of the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) to open the FOS complaints resolution process to small businesses (SMEs). The fourteen responses published come from a […]

Cyber security, separation and self-protection online

Social media has many benefits, enabling us to keep in touch with old and new friends alike, sharing special moments with ‘followers’, organising events or tracking exercise progress. However, there is a dark side to the web.  Every click, post or search adds to your very own digital footprint, this leaves everyone vulnerable to exploitation. […]

Romanian companies will be able to distribute dividends on a quarterly basis

The Romanian Parliament recently approved the Law on the Amendment and Completion of the Accounting Law No. 82/1991, Amendment and Completion of the Companies Law No. 31/1990 and Amendment and Completion of Law No. 1/2005, on the organisation and functioning of cooperative companies. Before entering into force, the law will have to be promulgated by […]

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Bingham hires Clifford Chance DC head

Bingham McCutchen has raided Clifford Chance to bulk up its US litigation capabilities, hiring the magic circle firm’s Washington DC office head as well as two litigation partners. Leiv Blad, who headed Clifford Chance’s DC office, will join the antitrust and trade regulation group in Bingham’s DC office together with partners Jon Roellke and Boyd […]

Wall Street Woes: Hiring and firing

The credit crunch rollercoaster keeps on chugging along. Yesterday Orrick launched a round of 40 lay-offs, just weeks after taking a large chunk of the now defunct firm Heller Ehrman. &idThe credit crunch rollercoaster keeps on chugging along. Yesterday Orrick launched a round of 40 lay-offs, just weeks after taking a large chunk of the […]

London takes a back seat as Freshfields makes up 11 more

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has made its third round of global counsel ­promotions this year, with London picking up just one of the 11 promotions. The firm’s German offices accounted for almost half of the promotions, with Paris taking one new counsel and Italy and Spain two apiece. Of the practice areas, finance benefited the most […]

Re Jahre judge’s arrest brings the curtain down on 67-year-old case

Clifford Chance, together with offshore firms Appleby and Charles Adams Ritchie & Duckworth, has settled one of the world’s longest-running cases – 67 years after the initial ­hearing in 1941. Clifford ;Chance, together with offshore firms Appleby and Charles Adams Ritchie & Duckworth, has settled one of the world’s longest-running cases – 67 years after the […]

Obama: What Kind of Change in the Courts?

In keeping with the theme of ‘change,’ the US presidential election has sparked a slew of commentary, including speculation on the future composition of the US Supreme Court. For international businesses and their lawyers, how would the appointment of new Justices by President Obama affect the Court in the areas such as securities, antitrust, RICO […]

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