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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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Brabners Chaffe Street has broken through two significant financial barriers as North West firms continue to post strong end-of-year results. The firm’s turnover rose by 20 per cent to £21m, with average profit per equity partner (PEP) soaring by 30 per cent to a predicted £340,000, up from £260,000 last year. The announcement comes just […]

Capital G hire kicks off Conyers revamp

Offshore law firm Conyers Dill & Pearman has reorganised its management structure following the appointment of a new chief executive. Offshore law firm Conyers Dill & Pearman has reorganised its management structure following the appointment of a new chief executive. Sarah Farrington joins the Bermuda-headquartered firm from Capital G bank, where she served as president and chief […]

Simpson Thacher lands role on KKR vehicle Euronext flotation

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has secured the lead advisory role on Kohlberg Kravis Roberts’ (KKR) plans to create and float an investment vehicle on the Amsterdam stock exchange. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has secured the lead advisory role on Kohlberg Kravis Roberts’ (KKR) plans to create and float an investment vehicle on the Amsterdam stock exchange. US […]

Ex-Lastminute in-houser joins ‘virtual law firm’

The former legal director of Lastminute.com David Hickson (left) has joined The Legal Desk, which describes itself as a “new virtual law firm”. Hickson was Lastminute.com’s lawyer for five years. He said he was attracted by the firm’s technology-led delivery of advice and the strategy of only recruiting former in-house lawyers. The Legal Desk was […]

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Lester Aldridge has appointed Brett Martelli as a solicitor in the Southampton insolvency team. He joins from the London Borough of Havering. Lester Aldridge has appointed Brett Martelli as a solicitor in the Southampton insolvency team. He joins from the London Borough of Havering. Black Country firm George Green has promoted David Lucas to the […]

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