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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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Kennedys gains Dublin office via merger with Irish associate firm

Kennedys has formally merged with its Dublin associate office O’Hare O’Connor Walshe (OHOCW) to create Kennedys Ireland. It is Kennedys’ ninth international office and gives the firm seven additional partners in the Irish capital. Senior partner Nick Thomas commented: “The decision to take our relationship with OHOCW forward by establishing Kennedys Ireland at this time […]

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Trowers introduces post of managing associate

City firm Trowers & Hamlins has launched an alternative career path following a firmwide consultation. The new route, available for applications from 1 July, will provide an alternative to partnership, with lawyers instead taking the post of managing associate. Head of HR Paul Robinson said Trowers’ management board was prompted to consider the alternative path […]

Herbies for sale

A recent issue of The Economist – The Lawyer reads it occasionally to wind down after a shift of press release shuffling – suggested that the rights to host the World Cup should be auctioned on eBay. Well, it couldn’t make things worse. Now Herbies has got in on the auction action. As we report […]

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BLG and Clydes eye UK top 10 slot with potential merger

Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) is planning to merge with fellow insurance firm Clyde & Co, in a deal that would propel the combined entity into the UK top 10 by turnover. It is understood that the two firms have been in talks about a possible tie-up for several months. Clydes chief executive Peter Hasson […]

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Addleshaws, Bakers lead on King Sturge-Jones Lang tie-up

Addleshaw Goddard and Baker & McKenzie took the prime advisory roles on the merger of Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) with fellow real estate giant King Sturge. The merger will create the UK’s – and Europe’s – largest commercial property ­consultancy. Although the deal was valued at just £197m, its complexity was due to the fact that […]

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