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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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Managing the legal affairs for a consultancy group that operates in more than 50 countries worldwide is a challenge in itself. But 2012 saw a whole new dimension to Darryl Coulter’s (scroll down for video interview) role as group legal manager at Celerant Consulting. Having been heavily involved in all of the legal aspects related […]

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It was a legal first when Rupinder Bains and her firm won a landmark order against Facebook last year. Acting for a female client on a pro-bono basis after police did not take action, Bains and her team won an order against the social networking giant forcing it to reveal the identities of internet trolls […]

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Hot 100: Stephen Parkinson, Kingsley Napley

As head of criminal litigation at Kingsley Napley, Stephen Parkinson’s (scroll down for video interview) prior case list reads like a who’s who of modern UK political affairs. He has represented three former prime ministers: Margaret Thatcher and John Major during the BSE Inquiry and Tony Blair and the rest of No 10 during the […]

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Hot 100: Adam Gallagher, Freshfields

In a year during which restructuring has been a vogue practice area, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s Adam Gallagher (scroll down for video interview) has advised on some of the highest-profile turnaround cases in 2012. He led for National Car Parks and Mouchel Group on their restructurings, and, in the latter end of 2011, advised Capita Asset […]

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Hot 100: Elizabeth Robertson, K&L Gates

At the start of 2012 US firm K&L Gates took a major step forward in UK litigation circles when it hired Addleshaw Goddard’s highly respected corporate crime chief Elizabeth Robertson (scroll down for video interview) as its first partner in its white collar crime and criminal defence practice. Robertson, also formerly of Peters & Peters, […]

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