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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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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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In brief: Booths' employment group recruits two

The employment services group at Leeds firm Booth & Co has expanded with the appointment of two new fee earners. Frank Sutcliffe, 46, has left academia for Booths. After working in the penal research unit at Oxford University and teaching at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand, he became a lecturer in law […]

Eversheds snatches deal from Dibbs

DIBB Lupton Broomhead’s major client Du Pont has defected to Eversheds in a deal worth hundreds of thousands of pounds to the firm. The Swiss chemical giant, which had paid several UK law firms to advise on environmental, employment and corporate law, held a beauty parade to choose a new principal legal advisor in March. […]

Chancery Lane's recruitment service wins last-minute reprieve

The recruitment service at the Law Society has been saved at the eleventh hour. A cost-cutting working party, which has stalled a decision on the future of the service several times in the last year, announced last week that it would be retained, the day before the matter was due to go to council. The […]

US practice poaches top Lovells corporate partner

Lovell White Durrant has been hit by several high profile departures, including the defection of highly respected corporate partner Andrew Curran who is joining US firm Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton. Curran joins a growing number of British high fliers who have been tempted to move to US competitors. Last year, former Clifford Chance partners […]

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