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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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Profit up 21 per cent at White & Case

White & Case has joined the flurry of US-based firms reporting robust financial results for 2006, with gross revenue up 13 per cent. The Wall Street firm’s posted global gross turnover of $1.185bn (£644m) during the 2006 financial year, up 13 per cent on the previous year’s result of $1,046bn (£574.7m). The firm’s average profit […]

InBev shake up sees GC widen remit

Brewing giant InBev has appointed Western Europe general counsel Deepak Malhotra to head its corporate legal team as part of an extended role. Malhotra’s appointment is the result of a decision by management to incorporate the Western European and corporate teams under the leadership of one person. Malhotra said: “I want to retain the differences […]

Tom Brooke: Hackney Learning Trust

Hackney Learning Trust is turning the poor borough’s education record around. And head of law Tom Brooke is at the heart of the improvement. By Jon Parker

Clementi backs Government proposals

Sir David Clementi stunned the legal profession last week when he backed the Government on the two most contentious aspects of the ongoing reform of legal services. Clementi, at the Bar Standards Board’s first annual debate, lent his support to the Government’s position over who should foot the bill to set up the Legal Services […]

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