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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 […]

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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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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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Keeping DLA occupied

For the past month or so the news has been dominated by stories about protest groups occupying this that and the other – from St Paul’s to the Inns of Court (@OccupyTheInns). Well… here’s another one (see story). Protestors that migrated from the Occupy London Stock Exchange (LSX) camp in St Paul’s into an empty […]

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DLA Piper advises as UBS tries to evict protestors from ‘Bank of Ideas’

DLA Piper has been instructed by UBS to try to evict protestors who have taken up residence in a City office building owned by the Swiss bank. Protestors from the Occupy London Stock Exchange (LSX) camp, who have been demonstrating outside St Paul’s Cathedral for over a month, moved into the empty UBS building on […]

Herbert Smith’s euro crisis

As the turmoil in the eurozone continues to send chills down many a German spine, Herbert Smith is having a Euro crisis of its own. After a decade-long courtship, the City firm has finally been spurned by would-be European merger partners Gleiss Lutz and Stibbe (see story). It brings to an end a slow-burning romance […]

TULKINGHORN: Defining moment

Taylor Wessing has an enhanced name. Henceforth, the firm shall be known as ‘The Taylor Wessing’. The definite article comes courtesy of National Portrait Gallery director Sandy Nairne, who sang the firm’s praises recently at the launch of this year’s Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize. Managing partner Tim Eyles rarely misses a chance to big […]

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