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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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Christmas comes to Roythornes

Nottingham-headquartered Roythornes has merged with three-partner Peterborough firm Adrian Christmas Solicitors. Roythornes specialises in property and agricultural work and has additional offices in Spalding and Newmarket. Litigation partner Phil Cookson said: “We see Peterborough as an ­important location within the eastern region. We’re determined to press on with our expansion plans, notwithstanding current market conditions.” […]

Mental wealth

Teething problems with the implementation of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 are defeating the legislation’s admirable objectives, argues Fiona Smith The Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) came into force during 2007. It provides a ­rigorous environment within which the affairs of those who become mentally incapacitated are ­managed. The act aims, among other things, to […]

Kirkland faces US malpractice case

Kirkland & Ellis is being sued for malpractice by former patent client Magnetek. The move comes after the US firm lost a patent case on behalf of the electronics company. The case, which was filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County, relates to a 1998 litigation between Magnetek and Ole K Nilssen, who owns […]

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Beijing bound 15-August-2008In today’s Beijing Blog, Norton Rose associate Steven Towell talks about the changing landscape in the Chinese capital as the preparations for the Games gathered pace. In today’s Beijing Blog, Norton Rose associate Steven Towell talks about the changing landscape in the Chinese capital as the preparations for the Games gathered pace. It’s […]

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Eversheds chief exec quits role for more time with the missus

Eversheds chief executive David Gray is stepping down from the post, with UK managing partner Bryan Hughes tipped to succeed him. Eversheds chief exec quits role for more time with the missus” />Eversheds chief executive David Gray is stepping down after just over five years in the post, with UK managing partner Bryan Hughes tipped […]

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