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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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Communication breakdown

The pages of The Lawyer may be awash with partner moves, but the one that had tongues wagging the most last week – at Tulkinghorn Towers at least – was that of Allen & Overy‘s (A&O) global head of communications, David Crundwell. The global supremo director of pretty much all information coming in and out […]

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A&O sets the standard

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Kendall Freeman seals US merger as insurance market reaches saturation

London-based Kendall Freeman’s merger with Boston firm Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge last Tuesday (30 October) has sparked speculation about which UK firm is next for a transatlantic merger. Kendall Freeman is the second insurance and litigation-focused UK firm this year to merge with a US outfit, following Richards Butler’s union with US firm Reed […]

Eversheds loses employment rainmaker

Eversheds head of international employment Viv Du-Feu has left the firm for Welsh-based commercial firm Capital Law. Du-Feu became a partner in 1984 and has established the largest employment law group in the UK. He joins Capital Law as an equity partner, bringing the Welsh firm’s partnership to 12 and its equity partnership to four. […]

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