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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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Taylor Wessing hires Paris real estate team from Orrick

Taylor Wessing has added to its property group with the hire of Orrick Rambaud Martel partner Alfred Fink, who will lead the firm’s French real estate team. Fink joins Taylor Wessing along with associate Peter Schäfer and a paralegal. He will take charge of the firm’s property practice in Paris and significantly adds to Taylor […]

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Doughty Street raids Tooks in double swoop for crime duo

Doughty Street Chambers has made a double raid on Tooks Chambers for star silk Tim Moloney QC and junior Tatyana Eatwell. The set has described the swoop as “outstanding”, and a move that will strengthen its crime team. Moloney’s crime and crime-related public law practice has included almost all the major terrorism cases of the […]

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Shakespeares to cut 54 jobs post-merger

Shakespeares looks set to axe 54 jobs following its merger with Harvey Ingram. The firm has announced proposals to make 41 back office redundancies, with a further 13 lawyers shown the door. Three of the smaller offices in Bedford, Shipston-on-Stour and Moreton-in-Marsh will close at the end of the month. Most employees in these offices […]

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