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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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Eversheds, Lovells and Simmons secure places on Tube Lines panel

Eversheds gains first instruction; Lovells’ previous relationship pays off; Simmons lands main role Tube Lines has completed a review of its law firm panel, with Eversheds, Lovells and Simmons & Simmons all winning roles advising the consortium on its routine legal work. It is understood that SJ Berwin and London boutique Fenwick Elliot also pitched, […]

Weightmans partner joins Licensing Legal

A partner from Liverpool firm Weightmans is joining a new niche practice specialising in licensing and regulatory law. Anthony Horne, head of licensing at Weightmans until last month, is linking up with Richard Williams at Licensing Legal. Williams previously worked at Cobbetts and West End firm Joelson Wilson & Co. Licensing Legal, with offices in […]

20 Essex St arbitrator count grows to seventeen

Francisco Vicuna, who has just stepped down as president of the World Bank Administrative Tribunal, has joined 20 Essex Street’s growing team of arbitrators. The set, which has historically found its strength in the shipping sector, boasts one of, if not the, largest collection of arbitrators (now 17) at the bar. Arbitrators’ rooms are separated […]

PM’s brother to represent the bar in silk review

William Blair QC, the Prime Minister’s brother, is at the heart of the inquiry geared at making the silk appointment system more transparent. The silk system was granted a reprieve in June, when responsibility for selection passed from the Lord Chancellor to the Bar Council and Law Society. These bodies have set up a joint […]

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