HR survey: Charles Russell

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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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Summer interns? The jury’s out

This year’s summer placements have arrived. Nick Hood examines the pros and cons Partners at firms of all sizes are currently either delighted by the efforts of their summer interns or, in some cases, regretting the day they took them on. Fresh-faced young people, most with scant understanding of legal practice, will have their first […]

New accounting standard is left hanging as firms cite confusion

Law firms are ignoring the changes introduced last year to how they account for revenue because of the unprecedented level of confusion about the new rules. A string of firms that have reported figures have made no adjustment as a result of the introduction of a controversial new rule last November, which provides for earlier […]

Lovells’ MacDonagh to stand down as managing partner one year early

Lovells managing partner Lesley MacDonagh is to hand over the reins a year earlier than planned. The surprise decision was communicated to partners by email last Friday morning (9 July). MacDonagh is regarded as having transformed the firm and was elected unopposed to the managing partner role three times in succession. It comes just 10 […]

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By day he’s a barrister at 10 King’s Bench Walk. By night, Orlando Gibbons sheds his lawyer’s gowns and emerges as “the most stunning jazz singer” (at least according to a mate he does). Gibbons’ talents were on show last Tuesday (6 July) at the Middle Temple Garden Party. Gibbons’ second CD, Days of Wine […]

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