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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 […]

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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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Bircham Dyson Bell (BDB) has announced the hire of Pinsent Masons’ former head of private wealth Karl Woolley as a partner. Woolley began work at BDB today (12 January). He joined legacy McGrigors in 2010 from legacy SJ Berwin (26 August 2010), having previously been a partner at Addleshaw Goddard (15 September 2006). He left […]

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Travel commerce platform Travelport has snapped up William Hill general counsel and company secretary Thomas Murphy to head its legal department. At Travelport, Murphy is replacing Eric Bock, who left in 2014 to become chief legal officer and corporate secretary of American Express after nine years at the company. Murphy’s appointment is part of Travelport’s […]

Blockbuster cases from around the world set to hit the English courts in 2015

The English courts have been the centre for global litigation for some time – but far from decreasing, the international nature of disputes coming to London is merely accelerating. This year’s selection of the top 20 cases to hit the High Court this year is one of the most international ever. While Russia, so long […]

Clyde & Co pursues strategy of diversification

Clyde & Co has grown 90.2 per cent from £192m to £365.1m between the 2009/10 and 2013/14 financial years, and according to senior partner James Burns is targeting revenue of more than £400m for the current financial year. In today’s leadership interview Burns reflects on his first year in command, making diversification the buzzword of […]

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