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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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Baker Botts signs up four-partner Howrey team for DC office

Texas-headquartered Baker Botts has hired another four antitrust partners from dissolved firm Howrey for its Washington DC office. The news comes after Baker Botts last week announced the arrival of 32 antitrust lawyers from Howrey, including the co-chair of Howrey’s antitrust practice group Sean Boland along with two former US assistant attorney generals, James Rill […]

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Clydes to face Employment Tribunal claim from former partner

An attempt by Clyde & Co to have Employment Tribunal proceedings against it stayed through the High Court has been rejected. The firm and its construction practice head John Morris are named as defendants in a discrimination claim being pursued by former partner Krista Bates van Winkelhof.  The claimant officially joined the firm last year  […]

Regulation: Universities Superannuation Scheme

Jeremy Hill Just two years ago the investment management arm of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) had no lawyers, so the hire of general counsel Jeremy Hill was prescient, as he came on board just in time to catch the wave of regulation hitting the industry. USS is one of the UK’s largest pension schemes, […]

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Houston, we have a law firm?

It’s suddenly all about Houston. As this week’s feature shows, the glut of US firms rushing into the world’s oil capital like a gang of teenagers at a TopShop sale may not be alone. Linklaters, for one, is looking more and more closely at the city and even sent a group of partners out to […]

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