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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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Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has tied up with a Vietnam firm run by its former Hong Kong managing associate. Orrick’s alliance with Hanoi firm LVN & Associates launched today. Former Orrick Hong Kong managing associate Linh Qyunh Doan recently established the office and is the firm’s sole lawyer. Doan has advised on foreign investments, projects […]

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A&L Goodbody docks snow-bound secretaries’ wages

A&L Goodbody is encouraging its staff to leave early to combat worsening travel conditions, but those ‘on the clock’ must take the time out of their pay or annual leave. In an email sent by head of corporate David Widger to fee-earners in his department those with difficult journeys were urged to leave at a […]

Steppes change

Russian lawyers are anticipating an upturn in work as the government seeks to boost the economy. James Swift asks leading practitioners whether the country can offer firms more than just natural resources work The past two or three years have been a triumph for all but one of the Bric countries (Brazil, Russia, India and […]

’tis the season…

As anyone who has cracked open the first three days of their Simpsons advent calendar will testify, Christmas is fast approaching. So filled with the spirit of seasonal goodwill are the partners at A&L Goodbody that they celebrated the start of December by showing their appreciation for the hard work of their secretaries. On Wednesday, […]

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Work Life Quiz: Davina Garrod, Bingham McCutchen

What was your first-ever job? Lifeguard. I developed a quality tan. What was your worst ­experience as a trainee? Spending days at a smelly sewage farm in my first seat (environmental law). Where’s the best place to go if you want to find out what’s really going on in the office? Talk to the smokers […]

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