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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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Simmons ranks in Stonewall’s gay-friendly employers top 10

Simmons & Simmons has held onto its title as the most gay-friendly law firm for the fourth year running in LGB charity Stonewall’s employer rankings. Simmons & Simmons was ranked 10th overall – and the top law firm – in Stonewall’s eighth annual list of the top 100 lesbian, gay and bisexual-friendly employers in the […]

Salans makes up four to partner

Salans has promoted four associates to partner, with two of the promotions in its Frankfurt office. The two new partners in Frankfurt are Mike Danielewsky, a debt capital markets and debt restructuring expert who is a member of the firm’s banking and finance and restructuring teams, and litigator Bernd Hanowski. As an associate Hanowski was […]

Kirkland’s happy NQs

Kirkland & Ellis is known for throwing money at projects – the eight-figure amounts bandied about as the price of its Hong Kong raid on A&O, Latham and Skadden in the summer being just one example – so it’s only natural that the US firm has upped its salary for newly-qualified (NQ) London lawyers. And […]

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Barclays’ harvest

On a balmy day in July 2011 nearly 150 lawyers congregated on the fourth floor of 1 Churchill Place, ­Canary Wharf. They listened, rapt, as Barclays personnel delivered a jam-packed morning of set pieces that ­included presentations from general counsel Mark Harding, chief ­procurement officer David Moon and a video from CEO Bob Diamond. The […]

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