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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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As part of The Lawyer’s 20th anniversary celebrations, we’re launching the legal profession’s Hall of Fame. This is the first instalment: it continues next week Laurie AdamsA pioneer of the institutional panel and high-profile advocate of the professionalisation of the in-house function. Laurie Adams has wielded huge influence in the 1990s and early part of […]

Dewey & LeBoeuf London associates reap promotion rewards

Dewey & LeBoeuf has made up a total of four partners in London in the first round of promotions since Dewey Ballantine and LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae merged in October. In total the firm has made 18 promotions across its global offices, 11 from the LeBoeuf Lamb side of the merger and seven from […]

AllianceBernstein gets Axiom help

Axiom Legal, the US-based firm that pioneered a new model of seconding lawyers to clients, has placed a new recruit as interim UK legal director in asset management company AllianceBernstein. Penny Froggatt, who joined Axiom two months ago, is caretaking the UK legal team of AllianceBernstein’s broker-dealer arm. Froggatt, who came to Axiom from Lloyd […]

Wragges makes London pledge with trainee recruitment plan

Wragge & Co will recruit its first trainees in London, signalling the Birmingham firm’s commitment to the City. Wragge & Co will recruit its first trainees in London, signalling the Birmingham firm’s commitment to the City, which now generates an astonishing 80 per cent of the firm’s turnover. Five trainees are being recruited to start […]

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