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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Richards Butler has raided Stephenson Harwood, taking shipping litigation partner Mark O’Neil, marine manager Ron Clark as well as a team of assistants. Previously a captain in the British army, Mark O’Neil qualified as a lawyer in 1994 and became a partner at Stephenson Harwood in 2002. Ron Clark is an admiralty lawyer and a […]

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Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has promoted a record 13 associates to its partnership. The number dwarfs the previous year’s promotions, when just two associates were made up. BLP managing partner Neville Eisenberg said: “The number of promotions is in line with our continuing growth, which is being driven to a significant degree by the fact […]

Freshfields in talks to end all-equity model

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has launched a full-scale review of its cherished all-equity partnership model, including the possibility of de-equitising partners. In what is a momentous U-turn, the magic circle firm’s senior management has confirmed that it is considering a wide range of changes to its partnership model, including the creation of fixed-share partners across the firm. The review […]

Revenue per barrister drops at Seven Bedford Row

Civil and criminal set Seven Bedford Row is celebrating a nine per cent income increase – but revenue per barrister has dipped below the £200,000 mark after a hiring spree. The set’s turnover rose to £15.3m in 2006 from £14m last year, but with 77 members including 18 silks, average revenue per barrister dropped to […]

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