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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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Paul Hastings picks up former Dewey partner for Italian energy push

US firm Paul Hastings is set to hire former Dewey & LeBoeuf Italian energy star Lorenzo Parola in a boost for the firm’s corporate energy practice. Parola, who is currently a partner at Grimaldi Studio Legale, the firm set up by the bulk of Dewey’s Italian offices, will join Paul Hastings in Milan in the […]

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Opening the route to Burma

Foreign investors are looking keenly at the Burmese market but the legal infrastructure still needs some work In 1962, 20 years after my grandfather (pictured below) completed his Royal Air Force tour in the country, Burma (since 1989 also known as Myanmar*) fell under military dictatorship. Now, as it emerges from five decades as a […]

Religion and the law

If God ran a mobile network provider it would probably be called Everything Everywhere. So there’s a nice ring to EE in-house lawyer Charlie Klendjian answering the call to relaunch the Lawyers’ Secular Society. The network of around 100 members campaigns against religious privilege in the law. This is more than just a collection of […]

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Moves: 7 January 2013

Move of the week Russell Jones & Walker (part of Slater & Gordon) has appointed criminal law solicitor and road traffic defence expert Paul Reddy to develop the firm’s practice. He joins the Manchester branch from Freeman & Co Solicitors, which was founded by ‘Mr Loophole’ Nick Freeman, where he was a director. Reddy will […]

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