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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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The latest report into the Icelandic banks saga could fuel a busy year for law firms’ litigation teams. Tom Phillips investigates  Published two days after the eruption of a volcano, Iceland’s official report into the country’s banking collapse was largely lost under a cloud of ash. While travel disruption may have pushed it off […]

DAC bags Thomas Eggar employment head

Thomas Eggar London employment head Nick Hine has joined Davies Arnold Cooper’s (DAC) employment team. Hine was pivotal in developing Thomas Eggar’s employment offering in the City and has worked in employment law for the past 15 years. He ­specialises in sex, race and disability discrimination cases and in providing redundancy and restructuring advice. DAC […]

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Specialist IP firm Marks & Clerk Solicitors may be small, but it is proving more than able to compete with the larger City players. Associated with Marks & Clerk LLP (a separate firm of patent and trademark attorneys), Marks & Clerk Solicitors has recently undergone a significant phase of expansion with the appointment this year […]

Fladgate litigator adds to Kobre’s Brit pack

Fladgate litigator Simon Cullingworth has joined the London office of US trial lawyers Kobre & Kim. The move comes shortly after the firm brought in Serle Court silk James ­Corbett QC. Both hires are part of the firm’s plans to have five English-qualified lawyers working in London by the autumn. Cullingworth will work alongside US-qualified […]

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