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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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CC hires Simmons HK litigation head

Simmons & Simmons is losing its Hong Kong head of litigation to Clifford Chance. Jonathon Crook, who specialises in general commercial litigation and arbitration, insolvency and regulatory disputes, is joining the firm’s insolvency and restructuring practice. He has acted for clients including the Securities and Futures Commission, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong, the BSC […]

Law Society council ups Napier’s salary

After only a week in office, the new president-elect of the Law Society, Michael Napier, is already courting controversy. A proposal that was originally thrown out by the Law Society council earlier in the year sees the president’s position receive an extra £27,500 on top of his basic salary. This bonus is intended to compensate […]

Linklaters loses millions in fees as new media clients delay IPOs

Linklaters & Alliance is emerging as the major casualty in a spate of postponed internet IPOs – losing an estimated £1m in fees. The firm is acting as adviser on two out of the four major IPOs which have been delayed in the second quarter of this year. These include Yes TV, which planned a […]

A Severe dress down

It is always a shock when a paper of record, such as yours, makes a factual error of any kind. I refer to your in-depth exclusive on dress down days (The Lawyer, 10 July). In this item it was suggested that here at DLA we do not have the excitement and diversion of dress down […]

Weightmans and Hill Dickinson talks set to reach conclusion

Merger talks between Weightmans and Hill Dickinson are on the rocks, with a final decision expected soon. The firms have been in talks since April (The Lawyer, 24 April) and according to Michael Ball, head of Weightmans’ employment practice, a decision on the merger will be reached in the next week. But a source close […]

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