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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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Freshfields launches pro bono network

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is to launch an international pro bono network in an effort to encourage greater coordination between offices doing pro bono work. Head of pro bono, Clarissa O’Callaghan, is to take up a global position to coordinate the push, while litigation associate Paul Yates is promoted to head of pro bono in the […]

SRA comes under fire in Beresfords tribunal

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) was accused of ignoring “false information” and holding a “biased” investigation, as the disciplinary tribunal against the coalminers lawyer Jim Beresford continued today. Beresford, of Doncaster-based firm Beresfords Solicitors, and his colleague Douglas Smith have been accused of 11 counts of misconduct over alleged making excessive amounts of money out […]

Work Life Quiz: James Knight, Keystone Law

What was your first-ever job?Ball boy at Wimbledon. What was your worst ­experience as a trainee?Two weeks after arriving for a six-month placement in Oman, I was instructed to drive the most important client home as he’d become very drunk at the firm’s cocktail party. After leaving the party, the client refused to direct me […]

Skadden sets pace by ditching special bonus

Skadden sets pace by ditching special bonus” />Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has abandoned special bonuses for associates due to the economic downturn. Skadden executive partner Bob Sheehan sent a firm-wide email today outlining plans for associates to receive bonuses in line with 2007 levels without last year’s additional special bonus. Skadden’s approach to […]

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