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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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The top 30 US firms in London reaped £1.23bn in fees, according to The Lawyer’s US Special Report inside. The number of London offices that would slot straight in to the UK’s top 100 firms based on revenue continued to grow last year. Only the bottom four – Bingham McCutchen, O’Melveny & Myers, Morrison & […]

Banks sanguine over new takeover code

Just their luck. With what could be the biggest-ever European merger currently being bashed out by Dutch banking giant ABN Amro and Barclays, the Netherlands isintroducing a new takeover code, which is set to come into force on 1 May. What might complicate matters is if rival bidders enter the fray, and at what point. […]

The benefits of recruitment agencies

One phrase that is frequently overused and invariably underapplied is ‘staff are our greatest asset’. Easy to say – but how often are the words backed up by reality? How much time and energy do we really spend on ensuring we recruit the best staff to the best positions, and keep them there?In law, perhaps […]

Beiten overhauls management committee

Beiten Burkhardt has re-elected Frank Obermann as the firm’s managing partner and has expanded its management committee by two partners, representing the firm’s growth. The German firm announced today that its 52 partners have elected a new management committee at its annual partner meeting. The new committee, which will serve for a term of three […]

Ignorant lawyers could fall foul of CPR changes

Concerns have been raised that lawyers will fall foul of the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) due to their ignorance of the major changes coming into force at the end of this week. From this Friday (6 April) the overhaul of Part 36 of the CPR will mean that payments to court will be abolished and […]

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