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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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Cadwalader plucks Brobeck partner duo

Brobeck Phleger & Harrison’s securities litigation group has suffered another blow with the news that top-billing securities litigation partner Gregory Markel is quitting to join the New York office of Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft Securities litigation lawyer Ronit Setton, who was made partner earlier this year, will follow him.Markel will join high-profile securities litigation partner […]

Andersen Legal loses out to B&M

The bulk of Andersen Legal’s Mexico City practice has opted out of its accountancy parents’ Mexican merger with Deloitte & Touche to join Baker & McKenzie Francisco Javier Ogarrio-Vertiz, a corporate specialist and the office’s only partner, has joined Baker & McKenzie with two associates and five paralegals. Only two lawyers and two paralegals have […]

New clients make bumper six months for Hammonds' employment practice

Hammonds has targeted its employment team for further growth after a bumper six months In February, highly-rated Eversheds employment partner David Beswick joined the team and was made joint head along with Veronica Dean. Beswick’s move was followed in March with the defection of four more Eversheds employment lawyers – Kathy Halliday, Sarah Bunker, Teresa […]

Scratchwork guilt

Slaughter and May senior solicitor Graham Lancaster last week used The Daily Telegraph’s City Diary to issue a rebuttal of (yet another) Tulkinghorn expos&#233. The story goes that Lancaster, father of Rod Stewart’s beau Penny, has been rather partial to borrowing the pop star’s Lamborghini, but had been spotted in Slaughters’ car park touching up […]

KPMG capture adds to McDermott's Valley hike

McDermott Will & Emery has expanded its new Silicon Valley tax practice. Michael Gosk joins the partnership from KPMG, where he was an international corporate tax partner. The hire follows the arrival of an international tax team from Fenwick & West, which joined McDermott to launch its Silicon Valley tax practice in March 2002.

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