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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 […]

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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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After years of demanding that we all accept that law is now a business rather than an old school tie profession, it seems that firms are finally cracking on to the fact that a business is nothing without its people.Perhaps they have been spurred into action by an unstable world economy, or maybe it is […]

White & Case Feddersen drops four from its Berlin partnership

Four White & Case Feddersen partners are to leave the Berlin partnership as the worldwide management streamlines the Euro-pean practice Christian Bröse and Claus Heuchemer will both leave the firm while Klaus Finkelnburg will become of counsel and Jost von Trott zu Solz will focus solely on East German law.Bröse will work part time in […]

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DLA is continuing with its expansion in aviation as it takes on the head of world-wide aviation at Watson Farley & Williams Andrew Muriel, who joined Watson Farley in 1992, specialises in all areas of aircraft acquisition, financing and leasing. He will work alongside partner Graham Tyler to develop the national and international aviation finance […]

Brunei lawyer accused of ‘threatening’ behaviour

The Brunei courts are set to hear their first civil suit against a lawyer accused of unfit conduct Prominent Brunei architects firm Booty Edwards & Rakan-Rakan has accused a senior partner in a local law firm of threatening behaviour and attempted bribery. The accused, Dr Ronnie Lee Pui Man, is a senior partner in one […]

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