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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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High oil prices and a focus on diversifying is vying with capacity and cost issues in the Middle East’s construction industry to create what promises to be an interesting year ahead for the region. Jeffery Barrett reports For those who thought 2005 was a busy year for project activity in the Middle East, 2006 is […]

Blake Lapthorn, Bevan Brittan make up three partners apiece

South West firm Bevan Brittan and the South East’s Blake Lapthorn Linnell have each promoted three lawyers to their partnerships. Bevan Brittan’s promotions were split across its three offices: Ruth Smith became a partner in Bristol’s commercial team, Andrew Tobin was promoted in London’s commercial team, while Colette McCormack was made up in Birmingham’s planning […]

Gide parachutes in partner to boost Beijing

Gide Loyrette Nouel is responding to increased activity in China by flying its Turkish managing partner out to Beijing. Guillaume Rougier-Brierre will relocate to Beijing in August and will be replaced by IP partner Remy Fekete. Rougier-Brierre will help develop Gide’s Chinese M&A offering as it works with the firm’s international corporate team. He becomes […]

Cost-cuts boost Dentons PEP 37 per cent; turnover slumps

Denton Wilde Sapte has boosted its average profit per equity partner an astonishing 37 per cent due mainly to a restructuring of the firm’s property portfolio and the closure of its Asian offices. PEP has climbed £101,000 to £375,000. This includes a £45,000 boost from the restructuring of the firm’s London property portfolio. In November […]

TfL takes new GC from GLA

Transport for London (TfL) has appointed Greater London Authority (GLA) head of legal Howard Carter as its new general counsel. Commissioner for transport Peter Hendy announced Carter’s appointment, and he will take up his new post from September. TfL is part of the GLA Group. Hendy said: “Howard will be responsible for advising the TfL […]

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