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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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Linklaters lands Rio Tinto-BHP deal

Linklaters has been drafted in on its second major mining deal in a week, advising British mining giant and longstanding client Rio Tinto on its £50bn approach from Australian rival BHP Billiton. BHP Billiton confirmed that it had approached Rio Tinto but that the offer, which would have created the world’s biggest mining company, had […]

Eversheds reports 10 per cent growth

Eversheds has seen half year turnover grow in line with its three-year strategy with a 10 per cent increase to £196m from £176.4m for the same period last year. The firm said it is ahead of target in delivering its strategic growth plans and profit targets despite significant investment in new offices in Leeds and […]

Firm profile: Corren Troen

After Martinis at the top of the Sears Tower in Chicago in 2003, Paul Corren and Per Troen, then partners at Osborne Clarke , decided to go it alone. They opened up their boutique outfit Corren Troen in London and the firm has since grown to 16 fee-earners off the back of their contacts and […]

Herbert Smith rockets ahead on half-year figures

Herbert Smith has been the year’s outstanding performer so far as UK firms begin to take stock at the half-year stage. Herbert Smith’s finance department has driven a 25 per cent increase in the firm’s turnover, compared with the first six months of last year. “Finance has been the best performer, growing by more than […]

SJ Berwin lawyer quits for Martineau

SJ Berwin competition law associate James Dilley has taken up the post of competition partner at the London office of Martineau Johnson. He has been at SJ Berwin for two-and-a-half years, during which key work included the Group 4-Securicor deal. In his new team Dilley will work on cartels, mergers and state aid. Martineau competition […]

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