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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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Herbert Smith lays down the gauntlet

Looks like Herbies got in first for a reason. It’s usually the earliest to declare its results simply because its financial year ends in March. But this year, I reckon it was on a mission – to dispel the notion that it had dropped off the pace. With PEP over a million for a first […]

Cobham institutes legal chief role with Corus hire

Aerospace company Cobham has hired former Corus UK in-house legal counsel Eleanor Evans, creating the new role of chief legal officer. Evans said she would be meeting with Cobham’s external firms over the coming weeks to create new relationships. Allen & Overy is Cobham’s main corporate adviser. Evans said: “I think Cobham is a terrific […]

Local govt lawyers bid for increased prominence

Solicitors in Local Government (SLG) will be “the first port of call” on local government legal issues, the organisation’s new chair has vowed. Senior solicitor at the London Borough of Hillingdon Suzanne Bond, who became chair of the 4,000- solicitor group last week, said: “If there’s a matter where local government legal issues are concerned, […]

Norton Rose set for growth in Middle East

Norton Rose has kickstarted a rapid expansion of its Middle East capabilities with the relocation of London-based projects partner Jonathan Brufal to its Abu Dhabi office. Brufal is the first partner to move as part of the firm’s bid to increase its partner count from six to 16 within 12 months. Stephen Parish, Norton Rose […]

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