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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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Cobbetts adds seven new partners

Cobbetts has promoted seven associates to partner, lifting the total number of partners in the firm to 147. The promotions are primarily in Manchester, but cover the firm’s main practice areas. Catherine Haslam and Kate Bouchier both become property partners in Manchester, while Ed Frankland and Rob Turner have been made up in the litigation […]

Private function

Last year’s tsunami has left affected countries’ infrastructures in tatters, but there is renewed hope via foreign investment in PPP structures. Hamid Yunis reports The tsunami tragedy late last year has brought about a massive reconstruction effort. With such a vast task in hand, the governments in the affected countries have been interested in seeking […]

Building your assets

People are the most valuable asset at broker ICAP, and it is no different for the legal team, which is on the lookout for its own new stars. Gemma Westacott reports ICAP is on a recruitment drive. But unlike the usual headline-grabbing tales within the wholesale brokerage market of companies trying to steal key broking […]

DWS advises England on Ashes eve

Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS) has started its cricket season by advising the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on the renewal of its sponsorship arrangement with Vodafone. Under the new four-year deal Vodafone will remain the official team sponsor of the England team, the A team, the Academy team and the Women’s team. Vodafone has […]

Addleshaws dumps London bonus in bid to mend North-South divide

National giant in radical shake-up of partner pay structure as it moves to integrate legacy practices two years post-merger Addleshaw Goddard has smashed the North-South divide in its equity partnership by placing all new equity partners on the same entry level number of points. The move, which carries no London weighting, is both a confirmation […]

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