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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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Asian moves: 4 June 2013

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within firms and offices in the Asia Pacific region. Australia Australian firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth has hired Allens’ former Singapore managing partner Robert Clarke as a partner in its Melbourne office. Dual qualified in both Australia and the UK, Clarke focuses mainly on corporate and M&A. He […]

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JMW acquires Manchester’s Goodman Harvey

Manchester-firm JMW has acquired local specialist property and litigation firm Goodman Harvey, set up in 2004 by an ex-Halliwells partner and an imaginary rabbit. The £1m turnover firm was formed by ex-Halliwells partner Stephen Goodman, who has also worked at Hammonds, in 2004. The firm boasts an outline of a rabbit on its website and […]

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TLT posts 10 per cent revenue jump ahead of Manchester launch

Bristol firm TLT has posted a 10 per cent increase in revenue for the 2012/13 financial year to nearly £50m, with the news coming alongside the firm’s planned office opening in Manchester this summer. The firm’s fee income rose from £44.5m in 2011/12 to £49m in 2012/13 following expansion including its merger with Scotland’s Anderson […]

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Malta: An island apart

Malta does not want to be tarred with the same brush as Cyprus and is defending its credentials as an international business centre It is an island in the Mediterranean and a member of the EU known for attracting foreign investment and corporate structures, but Malta, as its lawyers, businessmen and politicians are at pains […]

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