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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 […]

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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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With the 2009 promotions season well under way, the theme so far is that generally fewer partners are being promoted. There are a number of exceptions, with Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), Clyde & Co and CMS Cameron McKenna all upping the level of new partners they have accepted this year. BLP, which last year promoted […]

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Promotions plummet at Hammonds with six making the grade

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Established in 2002, Spratt Endicott now employs 120 people across six commercial departments. Firm: Spratt EndicottSenior partner: John SprattTurnover: £6m Number of partners: NineNumber of equity partners: SevenNumber of lawyers: 31Number of fee-earners: 60Number of offices: ThreeLocation: BanburyMain practice areas:Company commercial, commercial property, employment, dispute resolution, property recovery, IP, landlord and tenant/property litigation, private capital, […]

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