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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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CMS Cameron McKenna has made up for a poor showing last year with 10 promotions to its partnership. The new partners will be the first to be voted into the non-equity tier, which was introduced earlier this year (The Lawyer, 25 January) following a three-year strategic review. The firm scrapped its all-equity partnership after less […]

Italy

The Italian legal market is set to go through some of the most radical changes in its history, as the government puts in place the Bersani reforms to liberalise the provision of legal services. The reforms cover several industries and have proved controversial on the peninsula. Last year major cities were paralysed when thousands of […]

UK’s richest lawyer steps into media glare

The wider media have really got stuck into The Lawyer’s revelation that Beresfords Solicitors founder Jim Beresford reaped a whopping £16.75m in one year on the back of the miners’ compensation scheme. See story

Mofo wraps up two life sciences buys

The London office of Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) has taken advantage of the M&A boom in life sciences, signing off two deals in one week. The firm acted for the buyer in one deal and the seller in the other. MoFo corporate partner James Gubbins advised Oxford BioMedica on its purchase of Oxxon Therapeutics, while […]

Keep the champagne on ice

It’s been promotions mayhem this week and the subject has been dominating Lawyer News Daily. Judging by the immense amount of hits these stories are getting, they’ve struck a chord. So, as we head in to the Easter holidays, here’s one more for the road. Clifford Chance brought forward its announcement, which was expected next […]

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