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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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North West firm Brabners Chaffe Street has bolstered its property practice with a dual hire. Jane Lake, a partner from the Manchester office of Trowers & Hamlins, joins the firm’s Liverpool office while Eversheds associate Jim Purves becomes a partner in Brabners’ Manchester office. Lake is a property litigator who works closely with registered social […]

A&O splits corporate management to boost client base

Allen & Overy has re-elected Richard Cranfield as its UK head of corporate, but has split the corporate managing partner role into two in an attempt to boost the firm’s client base. Former managing partner Susan Howard stood down and Mark Wippell was appointed as managing partner – clients, with Stuart Harray taking the managing […]

Table Mountain: wears the legs

The left wing barrister John Hendy QC is turning out to be far more than just an armchair and court-bound campaigner for international justice. Until now Hendy was best known for spending spare moments between cases penning lengthy diatribes for The Morning Star. However, now he has become far more active. Yesterday, the head of […]

Langleys identifies new Lincoln base

Langleys is to acquire a new HQ in Lincoln. The firm has earmarked a former factory, soon to be demolished, as the site for its 50,000sq ft high-tech new building. Its two existing premises will be disposed of, but a city presence will be retained with a new high street office close to Lincoln’s courts […]

College of Law clinches pact with magic circle firms

Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance and Linklaters have signed up the College of Law as their exclusive LPC provider after sensationally pulling out of the City consortium. The college is creating courses tailored specifically to the each of the firms’ needs and is a major boost for the college which four years ago was excluded […]

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