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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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Freshfields prompts Euro court change

A case brought by Freshfields challenging a European Commission ruling is prompting procedural changes to how the European courts handle commercial cases. The firm’s client, RJB Mining, challenged the way the Commission awards mining subsidies. Since the case was heard in the Court of the First Instance of the European Communities in Luxembourg, a white […]

The Lawyer circulation rises 70 per cent

The Lawyer has received its first official Audit Bureau of Circulation certificate since increasing circulation by 70 per cent this year. The average net circulation for January to June has increased from 17,893 to 28,698 year on year. Because of the circulation boost, the average figure is below the actual circulation figure which has been […]

Wilson Sonsini shocked as partner defects to Davis Polk & Wardwell

A leading technology partner at Silicon Valley’s largest law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has been poached by New York giantsDavis Polk & Wardwell. Davis Polk’s international presence is said to have been the bait which lured Francis Currie away from the Wilson Sonsini where he has been a partner since 1984. For the […]

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It’s a seller’s market again in property. Homeowners everywhere are going round with that faintly “cat-that-got-the-cream” look after seeing the value of their pile of bricks and mortar rise, and suddenly it’s: “Here I am, an investment whizz.” Unfortunately, the same appears to be true of the legal recruitment market, where lateral hires are now […]

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