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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 […]

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Clifford Chance wins landmark death row reprieve

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Construction and utility giant Balfour Beatty has snared SABMiller deputy general counsel Chris Vaughan to take on the newly created post of general counsel. The London-based position, which will report to chief executive Ian Tyler, was created by management in light of an increasingly “demanding” regulatory environment. Tyler said: “Chris will help determine and direct […]

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