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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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Swiss Re to select new disputes panel

Reinsurer Swiss Re has launched a review of its insurance dispute resolution panel. A beauty parade has already taken place, with the company yet to formally select the firms for the panel. Swiss Re UK general counsel Richard Buttle said the panel will be finalised in the coming weeks, adding that it is likely to […]

Bingham expands in Japan

•Former secretary general of the Japan Fair Trade Commission Hiroshi Iyori has joined Bingham McCutchen’s Tokyo office. Iyori, who is chair of Japan’s Competition Law Research Institute and the International Antimonopoly Law and Industrial Property Law Research Institute, is joining the antitrust practice of the firm from Asahi Law Offices. His appointment marks the firm’s […]

Littleton hiring spree will add 10 to the fold

LITTLETON Chambers has kick-started a recruitment drive that will see the commercial employment set grow by a quarter in three years. The 44-member set has hired Old Square Chambers barrister Damian Brown, who will join in August. Brown will bring Littleton a range of collective commercial employment clients, including trade unions. Brown’s hire is the […]

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Crowing about its new London office opposite St Paul’s, a recent press release from Morgan Lewis & Bockius said that the new space in Condor House “has been designed to be both energy and environmentally efficient, with over 75 per cent of waste building material recycled and all deliveries to the building measured for CO2 […]

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