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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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Law Soc names new chief executive

The Law Society has picked the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland’s chief executive Desmond Hudson as its new chief executive. Hudson replaces current chief executive Janet Paraskeva, who is moving on to a range of other roles including the position of First Civil Service Commissioner. He will lead the Law Society’s representative work, which […]

Deals roundup

Eircom looks to Freshfields on Babcock takeover offerFreshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, led by corporate partners David Sonter and Stephen Hewes, has cemented its ties with client Eircom by advising on a potential E2.36bn (£1.63bn) takeover offer from Australian investment group Babcock & Brown, which made a formal approach last week. Eircom has given Babcock the go-ahead […]

BLG promotes in all practice areas

Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) has made up five associates to partner, promoting its first employment lawyer for several years. The firm’s promotions also include one new partner in each of BLG’s core practice areas: general insurance, commercial litigation, corporate and aviation. Employment lawyer Nick Dent’s promotion is in response to a recent flurry of […]

Solicitors keen on advocacy despite limited opportunities

Earlier this month, Herbert Smith competition associate Ronit Kreisberger announced that she was leaving the firm to join Monckton Chambers. Kreisberger believes that she can best focus on advocacy work at the bar, despite being a qualified solicitor-advocate. She is not alone in realising that the qualification of ‘higher rights of audience’ first bestowed on […]

Farrers boosts corporate team with Wedlake hires

Farrer & Co has made a double raid on Wedlake Bell, poaching two corporate lawyers, including the firm’s former practice head. Wedlake’s corporate partner Adam Walker and associate Jaideep Bal will both join Farrers, Bal as a partner, giving the firm’s mid-market focussed practice seven corporate partners. Walker had been corporate head at Wedlakes for […]

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