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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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Bevan Brittan to shed 26 jobs as a result of public spending cuts

Upcoming cuts in public spending have led to Bevan Brittan announcing a third round of redundancy talks, the firm has confirmed. The firm said 26 roles were being considered as part of a consultancy with the number evenly split between personal assistants and fee earners. The news was first reported on legal website RollonFriday. In […]

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Focus: Career changers: The late show

Entering law off the back of a previous career takes courage and can be tough, but law firms realise that the experience a mature starter can bring to the job is nothing to sniff at Mary Smillie says that breaking into the law as a mature student was difficult at first. Not because she lacked the […]

Food manufacturer Bakkavör names GC

Bakkavör Group, the international prepared foods ­manufacturer, has appointed John Stansbury as general counsel and company secretary. He will be responsible for all legal and company secretarial affairs for the company’s operations in the UK, Europe, North America, Asia and Africa. Stansbury, who began his career as a Chicago-based litigator, joins the company after a […]

LawWorks adds four trustees to board

Pro bono charity LawWorks has appointed four trustees to its board. It has selected Standard Chartered Bank head of legal West Susan Adams, who has experience of dealing with London-based charities. Joining her is Eurasian Natural ­Corporation ­general counsel Randal Barker, who is also a member of the executive committee of the GC100, Nabarro corporate […]

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