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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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The final push

When Dentons axed seventy staff last month it was the biggest redundancy programme in the City. Or was it? Jon Robins asks whether Dentons’ upfront approach is preferable to the sniper tactics of some of the other firms Virginia Glastonbury, chief executive at Denton Wilde Sapte, took time out from the internal miseries of implementing […]

Cobbetts in Brussels alliance

Leeds and Manchester firm Cobbetts has formed an EU alliance with Brussels competition and trade law specialist Stanbrook & Hooper. The link-up is non-exclusive but the firms will pitch together to potential clients for EU law work and will engage in joint seminars and other marketing activities. Stanbrooks has similar alliances with other firms, including […]

Watford FC substitutes Eversheds for Mishcons in Vialli battle

Watford Football Club has ditched Eversheds for Mishcon de Reya to fight the £2m claim brought by its former coach Gianluca Vialli.The case has been passed to Mishcons’ respected employment and media lawyer James Libson, who successfully defended Penguin against historian David Irving’s defamation claims. Libson and Mishcons senior assistant Daniel Naftalin, who is the […]

Great strategy

Everybody knows those magic circle firms are always looking for ways to take over the world. It’s therefore not surprising to learn that Allen & Overy has hired new marketing director Partha Bose. Tulkinghorn can reveal that Bose actually received the offer not just for his marketing skills, but because he has recently published a […]

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Sitting Whitty

From the glory days of two million members to the doldrums of the Thatcher years, Fergus Whitty has seen it all during his time as T&G legal director. Steve Hoare finds out where it’s at now Fergus Whitty has worked at the Transport and General Workers’ Union (T&G) since 1974. He has experienced the rise […]

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