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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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Move On Up: Hill Dickinson

Liverpool wins out on internal promotions, Manchester for laterals, but churn means the partnership size has stayed static North West firm Hill Dickinson has made a lot of lateral hires and internal promotions in the past few years at all levels of its partnership – but equally it has lost a significant ­number to other […]

Case of the week: Human rights

R (on the application of BBC) v Secretary of State for Justice (2012) EWHC 13 (Admin). Queen’s Bench Division (Administrative Court). Singh, J; Hooper, LJ. 11 January 2012 The Secretary of State for Justice’s refusal to grant permission for the BBC to conduct a face-to-face interview with a prisoner, and to later broadcast the interview, […]

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Clifford Chance snubbed on GDF Suez’s first-ever legal panel

GDF Suez has not appointed Clifford Chance to its inaugural legal panel, despite the magic circle firm’s relationship with the energy giant’s  £17bn tie-up partner International Power. Linklaters, French independent Bredin Prat and US firm Shearman & Sterling are understood to have won places on the company’s first-ever legal panel. Linklaters and Bredin Prat both […]

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Top-earning Nabarro partner took home £484,000 in 2010-11

Nabarro’s top-earning partner got £484,000 in the 2010-11 financial year, down 4 per cent from £505,000 in 2009-10. The drop came as turnover and profit also fell marginally for the firm. The amount billed to clients over the year was £112.5m, down from £113.8m, while profit available for division among partners was down from £37.4m […]

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