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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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Preparing for barrister contracts

Clerks help clients and solicitors face up to the new world of barrister contracts The concept of contracts between barristers and solicitors will become a reality at the end of January, when sets will have to issue terms and conditions upon instruction. Clerks are considering how best to communicate contracted wordings to their clients, many […]

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A courtroom battle relating to Liverpool Football Club settled last week after the Court of Appeal (CoA) refused to vary an order for the claimants, former LFC owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett, to surrender in excess of £10m by way of security for costs. The order was delivered by Mr Justice Peter Smith in […]

SNR Denton’s slimming ways

Is SNR Denton slimming down before its big day? The firm’s UK LLP accounts certainly tell the story of a firm that’s been canny with its finances as a working date for the tie-up between SNR Denton, Salans and Fraser Milner Casgrain finally emerges. In a slow transactional year where revenue dropped 5 per cent […]

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Watson Farley to set up Bangkok-based German desk with Ashurst hire

Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) has hired Ashurst Munich-based counsel Marcus Nothhelfer as a partner to launch a German desk in Bangkok. Nothhelfer, formerly head of Ashurt’s IP and commercial practices in Germany, has relocated to Bangkok to launch WFW’s German desk in Thailand. His appointment is set to strengthen the office’s corporate and commercial […]

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