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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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What is the magic number?

The magic circle’s days are numbered. Clients think the concept allows partners to charge a premium – a fact corroborated by revelations of the amount already paid out to Linklaters on the Lehman administration. Those at the elite group of five would argue that it’s only because of the unrivalled quality of their lawyering that […]

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US firms likely to eclipse UK players in race to conquer Indian market

Lower fees and exclusive tie-ups mean US firms could steal a march on their UK counterparts when it comes to gaining a firm footing in the Indian market. Research from RSG Consulting has revealed that while UK firms are still the most visible in India, the amount of US investment in and out of India […]

Tulkinghorn: Chocolate lolly

There’s plenty of talk about alternative fee models these days, so kudos to the good folk over at Kraft. Sure, those US raiders may have taken over one of the last bastions of the Great British Chocolate Empire and melted it down for parts, but Tulkinghorn can only applaud its ­innovation when it comes to […]

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For big name defendants employment discrimination can be a PR catastrophe. Look at 4 New Square. When it emerged that set member Aisha Bijlani was suing the set’s senior clerk Lizzie Wiseman and three successive heads of chambers, it received some less than favourable national press coverage. But when the judgment was handed down in […]

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