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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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Pinsents, Wragges on super-ships project

Pinsent Masons and Wragge & Co have been handed mandates in a £3bn project to build two new aircraft carriers for the Royal Navy. The Ministry of Defence called on Wragges ­project partners Michael ­Whitehouse and Jane Pittaway, supported by IP partner Michael Luckman. An alliance of defence contractors – including BAE ­Systems, VT Group, […]

Gibson Dunn London signs up Lord Falconer

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has taken a leaf out of the book of rival Debevoise & Plimpton by hiring a lawyer who served under former Prime Minister Tony Blair. Former Lord Chancellor Lord Falconer has joined Gibson Dunn as senior counsel in the firm’s London dispute resolution team, ­following in the footsteps of former Attorney […]

Lord Falconer joins Gibson Dunn

Former Lord Chancellor Lord Falconer is set to join Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, following in Lord Goldsmith’s footsteps by joining a US law firm. Falconer, who joins the firm’s London office, takes on the role of senior counsel within the firm’s dispute resolution team. The US firm’s managing partner, Ken Doran, said Falconer will support […]

Dickie Dees volume staff in mass redundancy talks

Dickinson Dees has begun redundancy talks with three of the four departments in its volume business. A total of around 165 staff, including around nine qualified solicitors, are employed by volume arm ‘d3,’ which deals in remortgage, conveyancing, repossession and loss recovery and Home Information Packs (HIPs). It is understood that the ‘repossessions and loss […]

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