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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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Watson Farley & Williams turnover up 9 per cent

Watson Farley & Williams has increased turnover to £59m, a 9.3 per cent increase on last year’s figure of £54m. This was a major improvement on last year’s rate of growth, when the revenue increased by just £500,000 on the previous year (The Lawyer, 21 September 2007) However average profit per equity partner has seen […]

Akin Gump in Specialist Fund Market’s first IPO

The London office of US firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has advised the first vehicle to list on the Specialist Fund Market, the London Stock Exchange’s public capital market for alternative investment vehicles. Akin Gump landed an instruction from alternative investment company Da Vinci Capital Management, with investment funds partner Simon Thomas and […]

Lewis Silkin turnover up 17 per cent; PEP 16

Lewis Silkin has reported 17 per cent turnover increase to £29.4m for the year ending 31 March. The figure reflects steady growth at the firm, which last year reported a 16 per cent increase at its 2007 year-end to £25.2m. (The Lawyer, 8 May 2007 Average profit per equity partner rose by 16 per cent […]

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