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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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Shearman NQs cash in on £12,000 pay hike

Shearman & Sterling is hiking salaries for newly-qualified UK lawyers by a massive £12,000, it was announced today (28 April). The firm will pay newly-qualified assistants £72,000 with effect from 1 May, up from £60,000. Shearman will also raise salaries by a similar amount for all associates up to and including six years PQE. Trainee […]

DAC senior partner steps down

Davies Arnold Cooper’s (DAC) long-standing senior partner David McIntosh is stepping down at the end of the month, following 28 years in the role. The firm’s current executive partner Danny Gowan is to succeed McIntosh in the role. McIntosh will continue to work with DAC in a consultant role, assisting with strategy and also carrying […]

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You’re a UK top 100 law firm and you’re moving house. So how do you let the world know you’re moving into a new building? A new address card bulk mail-out? Boringly practical. How about a cracking party? Much more preferable for Tulkinghorn. But if you’re Bristol-headquartered Bond Pearce, you get your managing partner Victor […]

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Tulkinghorn is used to rubbish surveys from marketing types floating across his desk, often quickly hurried along on their way to the circular file. But one recent missive caused a double take and a spray of digestive biscuits across Tulkinghorn’s otherwise spotless desk. “Most British business managers believe it is now perfectly acceptable not to […]

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