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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 […]

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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 […]

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Romanian companies will be able to distribute dividends on a quarterly basis

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City firms get lion's share of 'mega deals'

FIGURES showing a trend for larger and fewer buy outs could mean that only a handful of law firms are likely to be able to stay in the top end of the increasingly polarised market. Only a few larger City firms such as Ashurst Morris Crisp, Clifford Chance, Allen & Overy and Lovell White Durrant […]

Poaching war continues as set takes on top two

James Hunt QC’s chambers, 36 Bedford Row, is continuing its expansion by pulling aboard a family silk and a high profile criminal specialist. Family specialist Heather Swindells QC joins from Ropewalk Chambers in Nottingham while criminal lawyer Anesta Weekes joins from Cloisters. Swindells is chair of the East Midlands Business and Property Bar Association and […]

Mishcons could face life without Julius

Anthony Julius may take a back seat at Mishcon de Reya in order to take up a planned professorship at University College London (UCL). The proposed seat at the Faculty of Law would involve him working up to two days a week at the university. This is likely to mean he would have to step […]

Combar confronts new climate

The Commercial Bar Association is gearing up for a new legal climate. Ravinder Chahal reports on its efforts. Ravinder Chahal is a freelance journalist. The Commercial Bar Association (Combar) was formed in 1989 in order to represent the interests of barristers who practice in the fields of international and commercial law. Judging by the many […]

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