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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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Garretts set to dissolve operations at end of May

Andersen Legal’s UK firm Garretts will close for business at the end of this month A spokesperson for Andersen Legal said: “We’re engaged in consultations with our staff as part of our obligations over transfers of undertakings or potential redundancies. The anticipated date [of dissolution] is 31 May, but that’s still subject to final confirmation.”Last […]

DLA in double Belgian thrust

DLA is strengthening its Brussels office just months after completing its first full European merger as it takes on the lawyers from Arthur Andersen’s Belgian firm Caestecker & Partners Following the Enron debacle, lawyers at Caestecker have voted to dissolve the partnership and join DLA, creating a 95-lawyer Belgian practice. This includes an office in […]

Covington’s SEC hire boosts securities

Covington & Burling has recruited the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) director of corporate finance to head up its securities practice David Martin has joined the US firm as a partner and will split his time between New York and Washington DC.Despite being in the US top 100 law firms, DC-based Covington is not renowned […]

Eversheds’ Birmingham insurance practice shuts

Eversheds continues trend for Birmingham closures; work scatters around the UK Eversheds‘ dedicated insurance practice in Birmingham has closed, with its caseload being distributed to other firms across the UK. The team of seven led by partner Geoff Owen, who originally took his insurance motor team from DLA to Eversheds in December 1998, disbanded the […]

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