Davies Lavery starts collective 'no win, no fee'

Davies Lavery has broken new ground with a collective conditional fees agreement (CCFA) service.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Ronald Thwaites QC’s Ely Place Chambers has established a unique business arrangement as it tries to pay off a loan and buy its freehold. The scheme enables heavy debts to be paid off by the arrival of new tenants.Tenants purchase shares in a pension fund, which is run independently by a management company. By adding […]

BMA recruits new head of legal from hotel group

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Nabarros suffers a double partner loss

Planning partner quits and may leave the law; construction left short by partner loss Nabarro Nathanson is to lose a highly-rated planning partner and a construction partner who was hired just three years ago to bolster the practice.Planning specialist Garry Graves is leaving after 10 years as a partner. He is considering a number of […]

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