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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 […]

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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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This week’s Web Week is dedicated to the first of TheLawyer.com’s spanking new ‘Postcard from…’ series profiling the law’s more exotic outposts. This week’s blogger is Gerard Aston, an English legal assistant at the Almaty, Kazakhstan, office of Grata Law. Steppe learning curve Like most aspiring lawyers I have attended numerous interviews, and when asked […]

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Hammonds has completed a redundancy consultation, which has seen 77 members of staff lose their jobs. The firm launched a consultation with 95 jobs in November 2008, the majority of them in corporate and real estate (TheLawyer.com, 6 November 2008). A spokesperson said: “We can confirm that we have made 77 redundancies across our offices […]

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US firm Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell confirmed today that it had hired a group of around 30 lawyers from New York IP boutique, Morgan & Finnegan. US firm Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell confirmed today that it has hired a group of around 30 lawyers from New York IP boutique Morgan & Finnegan. The […]

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Linklaters and Sullivan: The missing link

Like teenagers who won’t admit their mutual crush despite an ardour plain for everyone to see, Linklaters and Sullivan & Cromwell should surely get it together. Linklaters and Sullivan: The missing link” class=”inline_image inline_image_left” src=”/pictures/web/images/15972_16_linklaters.gif” /> Just over a week ago, The Lawyer ;exclusively broke the news that Linklaters was preparing to enter into a […]

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