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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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Cadwalader ramps up rebuild with Linklaters hire

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft has hired one of the City’s best-regarded financial restructuring and insolvency lawyers, Linklaters’ Yushan Ng, as a partner in its London office. Ng was one of the Linklaters partners helping lead the magic circle firm’s distressed investment practice and served as the primary relationship partner for numerous private equity and hedge […]

Profit for purpose

Professional indemnity insurance is in the spotlight, with collapse and consolidation in the solicitors’ sector forcing insurers to focus on firms’ profitability In brief PI insurers are getting tougher on their solicitor clients as a wave of consolidation and even collapse in the law firm sector rings alarm bells. While there have perhaps been fewer […]

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Maples boosts offshore presence in Singapore

Maples and Calder has become the latest offshore firm to open a Singapore office, relocating two partners from Hong Kong for the launch. Funds partner Nick Harrold and corporate finance partner James Burch will head up the office, which will offer Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands (BVI) law advice. Maples joins a growing number […]

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Irwin Mitchell, Hodge Jones & Allen face negligence claim over MMR case

Irwin Mitchell and Hodge Jones & Allen have been hit with a professional negligence claim over how they case managed a group action relating to the measle, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. Leeds-based Blacks Solicitors disputes chief Luke Patel is instructed in the case for former clients of the two firms, with David Berkley QC […]

Walker Morris recruits OFT’s consumer credit director

Leeds firm Walker Morris has appointed the Office of Fair Trading (OFT)’s former director of consumer credit, Ray Watson, in a boost for its regulatory team. Watson starts work at the firm next week after 28 years at the OFT. Most recently he headed up the office’s consumer credit licensing team and led the implementation […]

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