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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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A row has broken out between the Bar Council and a television writer over the BBC courtroom drama, Criminal Justice. The five-part serial, aired on BBC1 this week, shows the story of a man falsely accused and imprisoned on murder charges. Bar Council chairman Timothy Dutton said it failed to portray the professional obligations defence […]

Wolf Theiss adds Bulgarian outpost to CEE empire

Austrian firm Wolf Theiss has launched in Bulgaria, adding a 10th office in Central and East-ern Europe (CEE) to its letterhead. Austrian firm Wolf Theiss has launched in Bulgaria, adding a 10th office in Central and East-ern Europe (CEE) to its letterhead. Wolf Theiss has hired UK-born lawyer Richard Clegg, until now general counsel at […]

Hunton raids Akin Gump; launches in San Fran

Hunton & Williams has poached a team of eight employment lawyers from rival Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and opened an office in San Francisco. Huntons has taken four partners and four associates for its offices in Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, as well as the new San Francisco venture. They all come from Akin […]

Dentons beat Camerons in midnight rugby final

Denton Wilde Sapte won a ‘Midnight Rugby’ tournament held in Helsinki this weekend, beating a rival team from CMS Cameron McKenna in the final match. As reported last week, the two teams were among a total of 24 part-time and club teams from across Europe competing for the Baltic Plate Trophy in Finland, which has […]

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DWS vs. Camerons in night-time Nordic rugby slam

Teams from CMS Cameron McKenna and Denton Wilde Sapte will compete in a late night rugby match this weekend as part of an international “Midnight Rugby Tournament” in Finland. On 27 and 28 June teams from the two firms will join 22 other club and part-time teams from across Europe competing at night in Finland, […]

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