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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 […]

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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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Leeds-based Lupton Fawcett has hired a new investment manager. Philip Cramer replaces John Hanratty, who left the firm to specialise in pensions related work at Pinsent Curtis. Cramer, who was a director of financial services at Leeds chartered accountancy firm Grants, said he would be assisting partner John Eaton and undertaking hands-on portfolio management for […]

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The NatWest is in negotiations with a number of US law firms interested in taking several floors of its newly-renamed International Financial Centre, the tallest building in the City. Ashurst Morris Crisp has been advising NatWest on leasing the tower, which was closed three years ago following damage caused by an IRA bomb. A NatWest […]

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In an article in The Lawyer, 12 August – “E&Y’s £800m claim against Bank of England struck out” – we stated that Ernst & Young was the liquidator of BCCI. In fact the liquidator is Deloitte & Touche and it was Deloittes who brought the claim against the Bank of England, not Ernst & Young.

Berman shuts US practice to join Dibbs in New York

Dibb Lupton Alsop has recruited UK lawyer Keith Berman of Bermans in New York, formerly the US office of Bermans in Liverpool, as a consultant for its New York office. Berman’s consultancy position will see him working as a general commercial litigator for Dibbs. According to Dibbs partner Andrew Chappell, he will bring his own […]

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