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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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The philosophy at Taylor Walton is simple: regional is best. Managing partner Dermot Carey, 41, reports that turnover has doubled in the last five years, firmly establishing the four-office outfit in the South East’s top 10. This year has also witnessed the arrival of a number of senior laterals: banking partner Patrick McGrath from Macfarlanes, […]

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Tulkinghorn’s lady helpers were delighted to meet one of Europe’s few attractive male lawyers last week. A pair of scribes met Geza Toth-Feher, the former head of Dewey Ballantine’s German operations, last week at a Soho boutique hotel. When they arrived, Toth was sat at a table talking to a lady whom the two presumed […]

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Morgan Lewis & Bockius is set to pay out millions of dollars to Brobeck Phleger & Harrison’s estate, as Clifford Chance continues its battle to agree a settlement with the collapsed West Coast firm’s liquidation committee. Morgan Lewis’s surprise move emerged at a hearing last week, when the firm, a one-time potential merger partner of […]

Banks up the ante on fighting money laundering

Banks worldwide are pouring funds into fighting money laundering, investing 61 per cent more funds over the past three years. A study by accountancy firm KPMG has found an upturn in focus on anti-money laundering systems with nearly two thirds of banks surveyed seeing combating money laundering as a high-profile issue. There has also been […]

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