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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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Eight new firms join Ecomlex

Field Fisher Waterhouse‘s IT and e-commerce referral association has signed up eight new members, giving it a total of 15 firms. Ecomlex now covers all EU countries except Luxembourg and Greece.The new members are: Plesner Svane Grønborg from Denmark; Coelho Ribeiro e Associados from Portugal; Kennedy Van der Laan from the Netherlands; HH Partners from […]

Shearman lures Freshfields senior associate

Shearman & Sterling has hired Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer financial services senior associate Barney Reynolds as counsel. With the addition of Reynolds to its English law capability, Shearman has gained another ancillary service to support its core corporate and M&A practices. UK M&A partner Adrian Knight said: “We anticipate significant M&A activity as the financial sector […]

Latham boosts insolvency with Schulte Roth hire

Latham & Watkins has poached bankruptcy specialist Mark Broude from Schulte Roth & Zabel. Broude joins Latham’s New York office as a partner in the global insolvency practice group today (1 July). He has a broad bankruptcy practice, including business reorganisations and representing creditors’ committees. He said: “As a top-tier global law firm, Latham offers […]

Brobeck UK associates vote for redundancies

Associate committee rejects partners’ proposal of salary cuts in favour of layoffs Brobeck Hale and Dorr has ditched proposals to cut associate salaries in favour of a voluntary redundancy programme that sees five associates departing the firm.US-qualified corporate lawyers Rohit Bhoothalingham and Steve Jackson, UK-qualified lawyers Fabion Mazzocchetti and Christian Kimberley and IT lawyer Belinda […]

Trowers draws Poole from Hammonds for corporate

Trowers & Hamlins has hired Hammond Suddards Edge corporate partner Tony Poole as it continues to grow its corporate department.Staff numbers in the corporate department have increased by 25 per cent in the last 12 months, and corporate work now represents 25-30 per cent of the firm’s revenue.“Over the last few years our corporate group […]

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