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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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Eversheds’ Tyco model sparks quiet revolution

One year on, Eversheds’ Tyco deal is setting a standard that others are trying to follow. By Nina Goswami As any technology fiend will tell you, good computer software is the cornerstone of a strong business, and as Eversheds has proved, law firms are no exception. This week marks the first anniversary of Eversheds’ £10m […]

King & Spalding boosts London

Atlanta-based firm King & Spalding has beefed up its London office with the addition of a partner and a counsel. Energy partner Jonathan Martin joins from Watson Farley & Williams where he played a prominent role in the international corporate group. His departure follows Watson Farley’s failed merger with Fulbright’s US rival Chadbourne & Parke […]

WFW to rebuild litigation under new chief

Savage will replace managing partner Michael Greville, who has been interim head since June last year after O’Melveny & Myers snared the firm’s head of litigation David Kavanagh to head its own litigation group. Savage said: “Litigation slowed down in recent years. Considering recent market volatility there’s been an increased appetite in this market. The […]

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