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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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German and French tie-up to fill Euro tax gap

French law firm Francois Sagasser & Associés is merging with Germany’s Hemmelrath & Partners to create a cross-border European tax law firm. The firm, dubbed Arccus Partners, is due to launch in mid-September and will include other specialist tax advisers based in Barcelona, Madrid and Milan. A spokesman said François Sagasser wanted to create the […]

Former 9 Park Place chief joins Farrar’s

Cardiff set 9 Park Place’s former head of chambers Ian Murphy QC has been taken on as a tenant at Farrar’s Building. •Cardiff set 9 Park Place’s former head of chambers Ian Murphy QC has been taken on as a tenant at Farrar’s Building. Murphy, who left 9 Park Place at the end of June, […]

Gates swipes BLG team for Singapore outpost

Aviation specialist Gates and Partners has poached another two lawyers from Barlow Lyde and Gilbert (BLG) for its soon-to-be-opened Singapore office. Gates and Partners lured BLG’s Singapore boss David Johnston less than two months ago and now the remainder of Johnston’s team has been recruited to join him. Associates Peter Boys and Trudy Seow will […]

English lawyers take the high road

A poor work-life balance and the high cost of living is leading English lawyers to head north of the border to practise, according to Scottish law firms and recruiters. Alison Burgin, head of legal recruitment at Badenoch & Clark, said Scotland has seen an influx of City lawyers upping sticks to northern legal centres such […]

Champions legal

Thanks are due to the Gooner Massive over at Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) for taking a bunch of Tulkinghorn’s hacks to the Emirates Stadium last Wednesday (29 August). The Arse v Sparta Prague match might not have been the greatest ever played (although BLP did manage to lay on a couple of late goals to […]

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