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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 […]

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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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Slaughters boosts associate salaries

Slaughter and May boosted its associate and trainee pay last week, making its lawyers among the best paid in the City. Traditionally, the top 10 firm conducts biannual pay reviews and last week’s rises come just six months after Slaughters followed other firms by improving associate and trainee salaries. Slaughters associates across all PQE bands […]

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Outer Temple breaks new ground in Middle East

Outer Temple Chambers is to become the first barristers’ set to have a physical presence in the Middle East with a launch in Abu Dhabi next Monday (12 November). The 64-barrister set’s annexe, which will be in the centre of Abu Dhabi, will act as a hub for its commercial and regulatory work in the […]

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Clifford Chance set to launch gay network

Clifford Chanceset to launch gay network” />Clifford Chance is setting up a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) network just months after settling a sexual orientation discrimination claim from former competition partner Michael Bryceland. Gay rights advocacy group Stonewall called the firm’s LGBT policy into question and requested a meeting with the magic circle firm […]

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