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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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Former NGJ associates win K&L Gates promotion

K&L Gates, the $750m firm newly formed from a merger between Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham and Preston Gates & Ellis, has announced its very first partner promotions, giving two new partners to the London office. The 120-lawyer London office garnered two new real estate partners with the promotions of associates Christian Major and Elizabeth […]

Kirklees Council to build panel of barristers

Kirklees Metropolitan Council in West Yorkshire is to create a panel for barristers, one of the first local authorities in England and Wales to do so. The panel has been designed primarily to secure economies of scale, and head of legal services Susan Betteridge pledged to reduce the annual spend on counsel from its present […]

Linklaters loses five lawyers as Romanian boutique trend continues

Linklaters‘ Romania office has lost five lawyers who quit to launch their own independent boutique in the country’s capital Bucharest. The defection, led by Romania managing associate Adrian Bulboaca, could create an opening for a number of international firms looking to break into the market. Bulboaca, who was Linklaters’ head banking and finance lawyer in […]

Debt of latitude

Many in the industry would argue that the UK would do well to look to the US insolvency system with regard to debtor liability. Nick Segal highlights the issues

King & Spalding ramps up US IP team

King & Spalding has continued growing its US-based IP practice, hiring partner Richard Pettus from McDermott Will & Emery in New York. Pettus, a patent litigator specialising in the pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer products sectors, is the seventh lateral hire in the past four months and the third in New York. Pettus’s hire follows […]

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