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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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Eversheds is putting its money where its mouth is by creating a special fund to reward staff who live up to its new set of ‘visions and values’. The firm has allocated £200,000 to be distributed to support and fee-earning staff, including partners, throughout the year, based on nominations from their colleagues. Managing partner David […]

Married A&O duo leave for Gibson partnership

A husband and wife team from Allen & Overy has left the magic circle firm to join Newcastle outfit Gibson & Co. Financial litigators Jane and Toby Gibson are leaving the firm where they trained to join Gibson & Co as partners.

Eversheds partner made Brussels deputy judge

Eversheds partner Stefan Corbanie has been appointed deputy judge at the Belgian Labour Court of Brussels. Corbanie, the head of the human resources group in Eversheds’ Brussels office, will continue to work in Brussels, but will reside in Chamber during tribunals. Commenting on his appointment, Corbanie said: “It is a great honour to have been […]

Dechert Paris lures French ace

Dechert has ramped up its Paris office by hiring its first French national partner from Winston & Strawn. Corporate partner Bertrand Caradet is understood to be bringing a hefty client base with him and also has relationships with some existing clients. He specialises in investment management, corporate finance and capital markets work. Paris managing partner Joseph […]

Field Seymour lures partner from Dentons

Reading firm Field Seymour Parkes has broken into the insurance and reinsurance market with the hire of Denton Wilde Sapte partner James Pilgrim-Morris. Pilgrim-Morris is an insurance litigator, with particular expertise in Lloyd’s work, reinsurance and product liability disputes. Although Field Seymour already has a commercial litigation capability, this is the first time it has […]

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