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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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Separated at birth

As reported on 16 January, Guernsey-based Collas Day has a new senior partner in Richard Ogier. Are we the only ones to have noticed the absence from our TV screens of Touch of Frost star David Jason ever since? Presumably no less dogged in pursuing new clients than he was at tracking criminals, former down-to-earth […]

CC appoints public affairs consultancy

Clifford Chance has brought in a public affairs company to give its public policy unit greater access to Whitehall. The magic circle firm has enlisted Bell Pottinger Public Affairs to support its public policy unit in the UK, but the remit could be extended to advise the firm’s clients as well. It is the first […]

Orrick revamps management team to cope with rapid growth

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has overhauled its senior management structure in Europe and the US, creating a number of new management roles to oversee the firm’s international growth. Orrick has restructured its European management, adding a whole new layer of management and creating new roles to oversee its three core practice areas. Alessandro De Nicola […]

Browne Jacobson poaches Howes employment director

Midlands law firm Browne Jacobson has snared Howes Percival director Robin Broughton to head up its employment practice in Birmingham.Broughton is set to join the firm from Howes Percival, where he was the director of employment law.Working for bo… Midlands law firm Browne Jacobson has snared Howes Percival partner Robin Broughton to head up its […]

You’re barred!

There were red faces all round last week in New York when Michael Watson, deputy general counsel of New York Life Insurance Company, the largest mutual life insurance company in the US, was found to have never been licensed to practise law. He had previously worked as an associate at the New York offices of […]

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