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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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FFW leads on Midlands property sale

Field Fisher Waterhouse‘s (FFW) burgeoning real estate practice has won an instruction on a key transaction in the Midlands. The firm represented Croskeep, the property holding company of DRE Group, on the purchase and ongoing management of the Maylord Orchards Shopping Centre in Hereford. Croskeep bought the centre from Prudential Assurance Company. FFW won the […]

Crown Estate rolls out energy panel plan

The Crown Estate is set to create its first-ever energy panel, a move that will give firms the opportunity to cash in on the Government’s groundbreaking renewable energy projects. Panel firms could be involved in advising the Government on drafting enabling legislation and tender documents for the world’s largest offshore wind farm capacity, according to […]

Freshfields makes fresh push on Middle East practice

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer will parachute its former London head of finance into the Middle East as part of a renewed focus on the region. Bob Charlton will become the region’s head of finance when he returns from sabbatical at the end of February. Charlton has experience in the region, having previously worked in Jeddah. Although […]

Pinsents pushes construction team

Pinsent Masons in Birmingham has scooped a partner and an associate from its regional rivals in a bid to build up its construction team to deal with an increase in work in the sector. Former HBJ Gateley Wareing partner Nigel Blundell will lead Pinsents’ UK transactional construction team, while senior associate Anthony Bradley, who joins […]

Gordons

Despite its small size, Yorkshire-based firm Gordons offers promising career prospects to those living in or looking to move to the region. The firm has made up six lawyers to salary partner level in the past 12 months, bolstering its partnership to 38, of whom 15 are equity partners. Gordons boasts a mixed bag of […]

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