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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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Lehman’s City lawyers abandon sinking ship

Nomura set to inherit half of bank’s team as 60 lawyers quit More than half of the London lawyers at Lehman Brothers have left since the bank’s collapse in September, despite the huge amount of legal work still required by administrator PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). From a team of 80-100 lawyers, around 60 have departed. PwC has […]

Eversheds axes 31 lawyers

Eversheds axes 31 lawyers” />Eversheds is in the final stages of its first redundancy consultation and is expected to axe a total of 31 lawyers. The consultation, which took place with 33 lawyers across the real estate group, also hit the litigation practice, with at least three associates specialising in property disputes being made redundant. […]

Hackney hires Hillingdon lawyer

The London Borough of Hackney has recruited senior social service lawyer Suzanne Bond from the London Borough of Hillingdon. Bond, who is also president of the Solicitors in Local Government association, will join Hackney as interim principal lawyer in charge of the children and adults team. She will report to general counsel Amanda Kelly, who […]

Redeeming features

The financial crisis has sparked a flurry of investors seeking to redeem their investments. Funds with adequate safeguards in place will be the ones that survive, say Sandie Corbett and Caroline Williams Stresses from the subprime meltdown and other recent events in the banking sector have had an adverse impact on certain hedge funds, taking […]

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