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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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EADS looks internally to replace general counsel

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Bingham boosts London revenues by a third

Bingham McCutchen has reported an increase in London revenues of just over 33 per cent having reaped in a turnover of $31.2m for 2006. The London office saw a $7.7m increase in gross revenue from last year’s turnover of $23.5m. However, this year, profit per equity partner (PEP) stands at $1.45m, down from last year’s […]

Linklaters usurps Freshfields and Slaughters after Linde reshuffle

The battle for a place on gas and engineering group Linde’s slashed legal panel has ended with DLA Piper selected as the firm’s new go-to adviser. DLA Piper was selected as Linde’s main adviser for global support throughout Europe, Asia and the US on all matters, except corporate. Linklaters has won a place to advise […]

MOP to hand newbies different salary bands

Matheson Ormsby Prentice (MOP) has taken a lead in the Dublin legal market by becoming the first firm to introduce tiered salaries for newly qualified solicitors. The Irish top five firm made the change last October to coincide with the qualification of its most recent group of trainees. MOP’s flat rate for newly qualifieds is […]

Freshfields’ restructuring head Shandro joins UCL

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s head of global restructuring and insolvency is set to leave the magic circle firm to take up the position of dean of the University College of London’s (UCL) law faculty. Sandy Shandro is set to leave the magic circle firm on 1 September, to take up the five-year role as dean of […]

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