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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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UK lawyer joins Afghan judiciary

A lawyer from Reading who returned to Afghanistan to help rebuild its legal systems has been made director to the secretariat of the Afg-han Judiciary Commission Qasim Hashimzai is the first UK-based Afghan to take part in the Return of Qualified Afghans programme, a pioneering scheme organised by the International Organisation for Migration.Hashimzai, a criminal […]

Browne Jacobson’s turnover tops £20m

Nottingham-based Browne Jacobson has continued last year’s growth with its turnover this year reaching £20.7m, up 11 per cent from last year’s £18.7m Profits per partner have also increased substantially. Although final figures are not yet confirmed, managing partner Brian Smith predicts an increase of more than 15 per cent to an average of around […]

Deals summary

Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw (Iain Thomas) advised the Royal Bank of Scotland hotel and leisure team in relation to a facility (amount undisclosed) to Peel Hotels to fund the acquisition of the Avon George Hotel in Bristol and the George Hotel in Wallingford, and on the refinancing of existing borrowings secured on other hotels. […]

Halliwells appoints new corporate chief

Halliwell Landau has appointed corporate and banking partner John Whatnall as its new head of corporate Whatnall replaces Mark Halliwell, who has decided to return to fee-earning and client development after two years as the department head.

Donahue left with one office after double closure

Donahue, the Ernst & Young-tied firm in Canada, has decided to close two of its three offices By the end of the year Donahue will operate only in Toronto, having shut down its offices in Calgary and Montreal.The decision was prompted in part by the departure of a 23-lawyer energy team from its Calgary office […]

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