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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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Mobile giant Three announces new regulatory chief

Mobile phone network Three has hired a new legal chief for its competition and regulatory arm from rival operator Everything Everywhere. Xavier Mooyart, who was regulatory counsel at Everything Everywhere, will now provide legal counsel around Three’s response to Ofcom’s upcoming consultation on mobile spectrum auctions. Three general counsel and director of regulatory affairs Stephen […]

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Freshfields raises associate salaries and allows band progression

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has announced a marginal increase in its associate salaries, with pay rising between 2 and 3 per cent for lawyers in their first three years following qualification. In addition to increasing the value of each salary band, the firm is allowing junior solicitors to progress through its associate lockstep. Newly qualified (NQ) […]

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Turnover nudges up 2 per cent at Olswang

Olswang has seen a slight rise in revenue for the 2010-11 financial year, with turnover up 2 per cent to £92.6m. The firm said it was yet to finalise profit figures, but there was likely to be a “modest increase” in average profit per equity partner (PEP) from the 2009-10 figure of £420,000. In particular […]

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