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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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Allen & Overy (A&O) has snagged Parisian banking star Jonathan Nabarro as the former Ashurst partner joins the magic circle firm today (May 10). Nabarro surprised the Paris legal market back in March when it emerged that he was preparing to leave Ashurst. Although a number of firms has attempted to recruit the banking partner, […]

Boots dispenses with legal staff in rejig of head office

Boots is slashing lawyers and support staff from its in-house legal team as part of the pharmacy retailer’s radical drive to streamline its head office. The retailer has offered voluntary redundancy to a number of its lawyers, paralegals and secretaries. Both the legal services division, which deals with personal injury and employment matters, and the […]

Henderson Chambers offers free mediation through FRU

The Free Representation Unit (FRU) has launched a scheme that offers free employment mediation to those unable to afford the dispute resolution process. Henderson Chambers, Freshfields, Linklaters and the International Dispute Resolution Centre (IDRC) have teamed up with FRU to set the FRU Employment Relations Mediation (FERM) initiative in motion. The initiative will see Henderson […]

Latham secures sale of debt-ridden Atlantic

Latham & Watkins’ London office has helped secure the future of Atlantic Electric & Gas after pushing through the company’s sale just hours after it was put into receivership. A team led by Latham corporate and recovery partner John Houghton acted for administrative receiver KPMG on the £90.7m sale of Atlantic to Scottish and Southern […]

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