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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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Law Society poaches A&O’s Denyer for new City management role

Allen & Overy (A&O) global capital markets partner Stephen Denyer, who has been instrumental in building up the firm’s global network, is leaving to become The Law Society’s City and international chief.  Denyer will up take up the role, a new one for The Law Society, next spring. He leaves behind a position that has […]

LexisNexis Provides Multi-language CRM Contacts in InterAction 6.2

Support for Multiple Languages Solves Significant Data Quality Challenges for International Professional Services Firms LexisNexis® Enterprise Solutions (www.lexisnexis-es.co.uk), a leading provider of content and technology solutions, today announced the release of Lexis® InterAction® 6.2 – the latest version of its premier customer relationship management (CRM) tool. Among the newest features is the ability to seamlessly […]

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Pinsents boosts real estate team with Shoosmiths hire

Pinsent Masons is aiming at boosting the commercial focus of its Birmingham real estate team with the hire of Shoosmiths partner Joel Kordan. Kordan will take up a position in Pinsent’s 40-strong Birmingham-based real estate team in a move to re-focus the practice from urban regeneration towards more commercial contracts. His work for regional and […]

Swiss banks are feeling the pressure of US crackdown, says Eversheds

Ben Jones, an international tax expert at Eversheds, has commented on the announcement from private Swiss bank Frey & Co that it will close due to costs arising from the country’s dispute with the US over alleged tax evasion. Jones said: ‘As one of the banks excluded from the agreement struck between the US and Swiss […]

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Co-op still has the power to chill

Despite training U-turn, high street law venture will remain a draw Do you like scary movies? The Co-op doesn’t. After being spooked by a rocky financial performance, in which it lost £3.4m in the first half of 2013, Co-operative Legal Services (CLS) has decided that it might not be such a wise idea to press […]

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