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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 Groceries Code Adjudicator has issued guidance on how the adjudicator will carry out its investigation and enforcement functions under the Groceries Code Adjudicator Act 2013 in order to enforce GSCOP (the groceries supply chain code of practice between suppliers and the UK’s 10 largest supermarkets). This follows the open letter produced by the adjudicator […]

Partnership restructuring coming your way

The New Year has kicked off with major headaches for finance teams across the UK, as they start in earnest to wrestle with HMRC’s national insurance contributions (NIC)-related early Christmas present. In case you missed it, late last year HMRC unveiled its proposals for changes to the partnership tax regime, a move aimed at dealing […]

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Addleshaws leads $1bn Middle East conspiracy battle

Addleshaw Goddard has secured the mandate on one of the biggest cases to be heard in the Commercial Court in 2014, acting in a $1bn conspiracy dispute that involves claimant representation from four top silks. Partner Mark Hastings, who rose to fame when he represented the late Boris Berezovksy in his mammoth dispute with Chelsea […]

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We predict a riot of litigation activity

Welcome back to the start of the New Year proper and The Lawyer’s first print edition of 2014. And welcome also to what looks set to be yet another corking 12 months for litigators. You might recall that at the tail end of 2013 The Lawyer’s Global Litigation Top 50 report highlighted the spectacular growth in […]

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Duane Morris launches in Shanghai as growth spurt continues

Duane Morris is launching in Shanghai via its Asian joint law venture, Duane Morris & Selvam. In 2011 the US firm entered into an enhanced joint venture with Selvam & Partners in Singapore, creating Duane Morris & Selvam (10 September 2013). It is now awaiting approval from the People’s Republic of China’s Ministry of Justice […]

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