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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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Bryan Cave review sees HK office downsized

Bryan Cave has become the latest casualty of the continued economic slump in the Far East. As first revealed on www.thelawyer.com (5 January), the US firm is undertaking a full-scale review of its Far East practice, which is expected to result in a significant downsizing of its Hong Kong office. Last year a number of predominantly […]

Catholic church pays for failure to protect abuse victim

One Crown Office Row and Wokingham-based Clifton Ingram have scored a major victory against the Roman Catholic church after securing record damages for a former alter boy who suffered years of abuse. The £330,000 settlement, paid to victim Simon Grey, was agreed just eight days before the case was due to go to trial. This […]

CC New York reels after latest departure blow

The partner exodus at Clifford Chance’s New York office is gathering pace as its head of litigation and dispute resolution heads for Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison. The departure of rainmaker Kenneth Gallo, announced internally yesterday evening (January 8), is a heavy blow for Clifford Chance which has seen a sustained stream of departures […]

Freshfields raids Linklaters for banking lateral

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has hired a Linklaters banking and restructuring associate as a partner. Chris Howard will join the firm’s London office with full partner status at the beginning of next month. Simon Hall, co-head of the global finance practice group, said: “We are very pleased Chris is joining the team in London. His first […]

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