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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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Cadwaladers' huge wage hike sparks US pay war

NEW YORK lawyers’ salaries are set to spiral following huge wage hikes by middle-tier firm Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft. Its London-based associates have also been handed a bonus, with the promise of a big rise in July. First-year staff at Cadwaladers, which, with 400 lawyers, is ranked 22nd among Manhattan-based firms, now enjoy a basic […]

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Freshfields has again reinforced its new-found dominance in top-end mergers and acquisitions by acting for Prudential in its u1.9bn bid for independent City fund manager M&G. This is the Pru’s second assault on fund managers: two years ago Lovell White Durrant advised in its swoop on Scottish Amicable – which was at that time advised […]

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So City law firms need to be more “media savvy” (David McIntosh, Square Mile, 18 March). Well, who could disagree? But how many know what media savvy really means? All too often, media savvy is regarded as just issuing a stream of 250-word press releases and chatting to a journo when it suits the partners. […]

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