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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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Squire Sanders hires duo of DLA Piper construction partners

Squire Sanders is poised to hire two construction partners from DLA Piper’s Birmingham office, one of whom is the group head for EMEA. EMEA engineering and construction head Graeme Bradley, and fellow Birmingham partner Robert Norris are both set to join Squire Sanders’ Birmingham office and are understood to be bringing a team of lawyers […]

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Queen’s University Belfast is to appoint McGrigors as its sole legal adviser following a competitive tendering process. The university has traditionally instructed several law firms and McGrigors began advising the university following the firm’s merger with L’Estrange & Brett in 2009. The appointment, which takes effect from 1 May 2012, will see the firm act […]

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Hogan Lovells set for Rio de Janeiro launch

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Trowers pulls out of Riyadh as sole lawyer defects to alliance firm

Trowers & Hamlins has been forced to terminate its exclusive alliance in Riyadh after its last associate in the city jumped ship to the firm’s local ally. The Lawyer reported in September (12 September 2011) that Trowers was left with just one associate in Riyadh and today the firm’s United Arab Emirates head Abdullah Mutawi […]

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