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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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Andersen Legal links with HSD E&Y in France

The French arm of Andersen Legal is merging with Ernst & Young’s associated French law firm HSD Ernst & Young The link-up will create a 1,120-lawyer practice. The merger needs to gain clearance from the European Competition board but it is hoped that the new firm will be launched in early September.

3/4 South Square

3/4 South Square’s expanding practice is key to its European incursion It is hard to know what is more surprising: that elements of the publicity-shy bar are making a marketing push into parts of the world – in particular into Europe – that hitherto they have left untouched, or that foreign law firms are shocked […]

Dentons instructed on King's Cross scheme

Denton Wilde Sapte has been selected from a group of 12 firms to advise Camden Council on the proposed 10 to 15-year redevelopment of King’s Cross Planning partner Margaret Casely-Hayford will lead the Dentons team.Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), Clifford Chance and Slaughter and May were invited to tender but did not take part in the […]

Willkie Farr joins with Belgian firm

New York firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher has opened a Brussels office following a merger with boutique Belgian corporate practice Dieux & Associés Willkie Farr already has offices in four EU countries including the UK, of which the Paris office is rated the most highly. The expansion into Belgium was driven primarily by a chance […]

Simmons and Castelo to merge

Simmons & Simmons is merging with its Portuguese best friend F Castelo Branco P Rebelo de Sousa & Associados The two firms already operate Grupo Legal Português, a joint venture in Portugal. Simmons managing partner David Dickinson confirmed that Simmons is in discussions with the 44-lawyer firm about a full merger. The Lawyer understands that […]

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