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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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US in-house counsel lose out on bonuses

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Law Soc commends Hertfordshire Uni

The University of Hertfordshire law school has received the Law Society’s ‘commendable practice’ grade, its highest rating, for five out of six assessment areas. The society’s assessment, completed this month, gave the school the rating for the core areas of: assessment; students and support; learning resources; leadership andmanagement; and quality assurance and enhancement. The Law […]

Mad for Monte Carlo…

Monte Carlo played host to The Lawyer’s In-House Legal Summit last weekend – and what an event it was. A keynote speech from Citigroup’s top economist Dr Richard Reid got the ball rolling followed by a whopping 17 sessions designed specifically to stimulate lofty yet practical informed debate on the issues of the day. One […]

Atsumi gains English law nous with CC hire

Japenese firm Atsumi & Partners has poached Clifford Chance counsel Daniel Hounslow to boost its international M&A and private equity offerings in Tokyo. Hounslow, who joined Clifford Chance’s Tokyo office in 2000 as counsel, spearheaded the magic circle firm’s Japan private equity practice. He will specialise in M&A and private equity at the Japanese firm. […]

Wragges, Nabarros bag £400m peabody job

The City has seen one of its largest property transactions to date, the Peabody Fund’s sale of Cutlers Gardens Estate for more than £400m. Wragge & Co teamed up with Nabarro Nathanson to advise the Peabody Fund, which is a joint venture between O’Connor Capital Partners and JPMorgan. Wragges real estate partner Sally Pinkerton led […]

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