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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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FIRM PROFILE: VEITCH PENNY

With a new leader at the helm, Veitch Penny is gunning for commercial growth Exeter-based Veitch Penny has hired former Trethowans employment and licensing partner Peter Taylor as its new managing partner. Taylor took over the role on 1 June, when former managing partner Simon Young left to become chief executive at the Law Group.Having […]

White & Case in insolvency coup

White & Case is taking on highly-rated insolvency partner Dan Hamilton from CMS Cameron McKenna, giving the London office its first insolvency capability Hamilton advises investors, corporates and insolvency practitioners on corporate recovery, rescue and reconstruction matters. He was involved in advising the UK Government in relation to Railtrack and also advised the administrators of […]

KLegal tells its trainees: don’t show up this year

Future trainees offered £10K to defer; McGrigors merger sparks spring clean In the wake of this week’s redundancies, KPMG-tied law firm KLegal has offered its current crop of graduate recruits a payment of £10,000 to defer their start date. Many have taken up the offer and just six trainees will start at KLegal in the […]

The long legs of the law

Tulkinghorn has his fingers, toes and eyes crossed for Addleshaw Booth & Co lawyer Ann Danson, who is currently limbering up for an appearance in front of millions. For Danson, a solicitor in the firm’s private client department, is something of a long jump expert and is leaping for England at the Commonwealth Games spectacular […]

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