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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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LG slumps as PEP dips for second year running

LG is the latest City firm to take a hit from the credit crunch, reporting a drop in profit per equity partner of 3.4 per cent. LG has experienced a 3.4 per cent drop in profit per equity partner, a fact which managing partner Hugh Maule has labelled as “disappointing”. The firm has announced a […]

Darren Drabble: MoneySupermarket.com

Keeping tabs on the entrepreneurs behind price comparison site Moneysupermarket.com and handling its listing has kept GC Darren Drabble on his toes for the last year. In May 2007 Darren Drabble was told during his job interview at Moneysupermarket.com that an IPO was a possibility. The same day back at home, his wife told him […]

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Former Morgan Crucible employee Ian Norris may have avoided extradition to the US, but don’t expect to see judges do the same for everyone, says Anand Doobay. It is difficult to spot general trends in extradition case law, and the decision of the House of Lords to partially refuse the US extradition request for Ian […]

K&L Gates bags Bear Stearns managing director

K&L Gates bags Bear Stearns managing director” />K&L Gates has snared Bear Stearns managing director and in-house lawyer for its New York office. Philip Cedar, who was the head of Bear Stearns mortgage and asset-backed securities legal division, joins the firm today (16 June 2008) as partner in the financial services practice. K&L Gates New […]

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