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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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Mathesons replaces managing partner

Matheson Ormsby Prentice managing partner Donal Roche is set to step down at the end of the year.He will be replaced by head of tax Liam Quirke, who was selected unanimously by the partnership this summer. Quirke will retain a fee-earning role and continue as head of tax. Roche, who has transformed the firm over […]

CC set to take axe to dead wood partners

Voting threshold for expulsion to be lowered as management flexes its muscles Clifford Chance ‘s management, led by managing partner Peter Cornell, is getting tough on its equity partners as it proposes sweeping constitutional changes allowing it greater powers to weed out underperformers. As part of the firm’s partner compensation review, it is believed that […]

Interoute wins Bulldog legal star

Interoute has hired experienced Bulldog Comm-unications chief legal officer and general counsel Maurice Woolf, who leaves the telecoms provider after just one year. Woolf succeeds former group legal counsel Richard Hastings, who quit last month to become O2’s UK legal chief. Both share a great deal of experience of insolvency proceedings. Hastings guided Interoute during […]

IBA draws up guidelines to prevent arbitration conflicts

New guidelines have been drawn up by the International Bar Assoc-iation to deal with mounting concerns over arbitrators’ independence. The guidelines, currently only in draft, suggest when arbitrators should withdraw from cases because of potential conflicts of interest. Four grades of conflict have been identified. If an arbitrator is deemed to be in the ‘non-waivable’ […]

Who’s on Herbert Smith’s shopping list?

Last week, The Lawyer revealed that Herbert Smith is setting up its own chambers in order to decrease its reliance on the junior bar. The chambers will be run by a QC who will join the firm’s partnership. Herbert Smith has not yet hired this QC, and the question remains: which leading commercial silk would […]

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