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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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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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Return to 2004: Financial flashback

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Linklaters CEE spin-off launches Serbia practice

Linklaters CEE spin-off launches Serbia practice” />Kinstellar, the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) firm that spun out of Linklaters last year, has launched a Serbia practice with the hire of three former DLA Piperlawyers. The firm has taken on Louis Milicich, _arko Lelovac and Mirko Lalatovi_ as counsel, associate and junior associate respectively. Kinstellar has […]

Dewey to cut London headcount

Dewey & LeBoeuf has launched a redundancy consultation in London with the aim of reducing its associate headcount by approximately 15. The US firm will cut about 9 per cent of London-based associates and will also shed 13 per cent of support staff in the capital. In an email sent to all London staff chairman […]

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Clydes, BLG, Beachcroft, DAC: so last year, darling. This year it’s all about mergers between corporate and infrastructure shops. Check out the talks between Pinsent Masons and McGrigors, exclusively revealed on The Lawyer today. If the partners vote in favour of the deal this weekend, then it creates a £300m-odd firm, taking it in revenue […]

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