Barter, Charles – Hot 100

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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 […]

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Romanian companies will be able to distribute dividends on a quarterly basis

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Herbert Frerichs Jr has become the first partner to leave DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary citing the need for a regional platform as opposed to the new international platform at the merged firm. Frericks is joining Saul Ewing, which operates seven offices throughout the Mid-Atlantic region covering Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Washington DC. […]

CC hires finance director after a year’s search

Clifford Chance has appointed a new finance director after searching for a year. Stephen Purse succeeds Christopher Merry, who quit in November 2003 for headhunting company Whitehead Mann. For the last year Clifford Chance has had an interim finance director, William Barnes. Purse has been finance director at Management Consulting since November 2001. Merry was […]

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