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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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Doughty Street goes national with Bristol launch

Civil liberties set Doughty Street Chambers will open in Bristol after Old Square Chambers’ barrister Daniel Bennett defected to the set. The announcement comes just days after the set unveiled plans to open in Manchester with four former Garden Court North barristers (The Lawyer, 27 August). Bennett, who specialises in clinical negligence and personal injury […]

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Rare AIM deal sparks market optimism at Covington, Dorsey

Dorsey & Whitney and Covington & Burling were the key legal advisers in the AIM flotation of Indian Energy, only the fourth company to be admitted to the alternative market this year.late Power company Indian Energy, represented by London-based Covington & Burling corporate partner Simon Amies, raised £9.75m by placing more than 12.2m shares at […]

Hewitsons cuts salaries to stave off job cuts

Fee-earners across Cambridge-headquartered firm Hewitsons’ offices have had their pay cut, but their hours have been reduced by a disproportionate amount. It is understood that fee-earners in teams including corporate have had their salaries cut by 15 per cent and will receive one day’s extra leave per month. Other teams are working a four-day week […]

Local heroes

Ignoring the lure of international expansion, the Greek legal market remains primarily made up of family-run firms focused on the local market. The Greek legal industry has long been regarded as one of the most traditional in Europe, with local, family-run law firms dominating the market. While Greek firms have long-served local companies and banks […]

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