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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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IT Looks like Nigel Knowles really has been instilling a good work ethic in his partners. Tulkinghorn hears that one DLA partner, who went into hospital for surgery last Monday, was spotted walking down the corridor to the operating theatre in his gown with laptop and briefcase in hand. What’s more, the two items remained […]

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Gordon Dadds

Gordon Dadds insists there’s more to it than family law and litigation Mayfair-based Gordon Dadds prides itself on the reputation of its family law and litigation practices. Despite this, managing partner David Goff maintains that the firm aims to offer clients a full commercial service. During the past couple of years there has been a […]

Dechert opts for US LLPs while UK partners must sweat it out

Dechert’s UK, Paris and Luxembourg partners have been left vulnerable to potential negligence claims after the firm converted its US and Frankfurt offices to a Pennsylvania limited-liability partnership (LLP) The new structure, effective from 1 January, has been shaped in part by the fact that it has three partnerships. Frankfurt has been included in the […]

The Night Club

Trawling through newspapers while getting shouted at by tabloid editors may not be everyone’s ideal job. But, as Alex Wade reports, working the wee hours can have its benefits Long nights and stress go hand-in-hand with a lawyer’s lot. In many firms, a track record of regular midnight finishes will be a sine qua non […]

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Brown & Wood and others defend $1bn client action

Brown & Wood (now Sidley Austin Brown & Wood), top 50 US firm Jenkens & Gilchrist and Ernst & Young (E&Y) and its US-allied law firm McKee Nelson are being sued by 10 former clients for more than $1bn (£622.5m) for their advice on a tax scheme The plaintiffs are alleging claims under the Racketeer […]

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