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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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CMS Cameron McKenna has relocated a Bristol insolvency partner to London and wooed back an old assistant in an attempt to plug the gap left by star restructuring partner Stephen Foster, who went to Lovells. Peter Wiltshire, a corporate recovery partner based in Bristol, has moved to the firm’s London office as its fifth partner. […]

Irwin Mitchell hires PI specialist for London team

Irwin Mitchell’s London office has hired Claire Fazan, head of Bingham & Partners’ personal injury and clinical negligence group. Fazan specialises in complex cases, particularly claims arising out of obstetrics, anaesthesia and surgery, as well as failure to diagnose cardiac conditions. She focuses on severe injuries to children and profound long-term injuries to adults as […]

Watson Farley grows London and New York

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Wella picks A&O for P&G takeover

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