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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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The year will be remembered for redundancies and consolidation, as firms looked to cut costs and reduce overheads.  Here The Lawyer takes a look back at what has been a transformative year, from the collapse of Cobbetts and the pre-pack sale of Manches to Penningtons to the coming together of SJ Berwin and King & […]

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WFW appoints new managing partners

Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) has elected London finance partner Chris Lowe and Germany head Lothar Wegener as joint managing partners. The pair’s appointment came a few weeks after previous managing partner Michael Greville’s sudden resignation (28 November 2013). They are set to begin their joint management role from 15 January 2014. Lowe is currently […]

Eversheds’ Singh says David Cameron will be ‘particularly pleased’ by India export figures

Parmjit Singh, India trade expert at Eversheds, has commented following news that exports to India have increased by 20 per cent following UK trade delegations to the continent. Singh said: ‘David Cameron will have been particularly pleased by these latest figures, given his first overseas visit following his appointment was to India. He had initially identified […]

Google defeats Authors’ Guild in US book-scanning dispute

By Zachary Brown Google has won the latest battle in its long-running dispute with the US Authors’ Guild over its plan to create a digital library of every book in the world. On 14 November 2013, US Circuit Judge Denny Chin ruled in favour of Google in the matter of The Authors’ Guild, Inc et […]

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