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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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DCA flies in for Indian liberalisation talks

The Department for Constitutional Affairs (DCA) began its visit to India today (26 April) to discuss the liberalisation of its legal market. Constitutional Affairs Minister Baroness Catherine Ashton will meet the trade and justice ministers in New Delhi and will visit state bar councils in Chandigarh, Bangalore and Chennai. Ashton commented: “We’re seeking better access […]

SJ Berwin Germany targets £20m turnover

SJ Berwin‘s German arm is on course to hit a £20m turnover this year after initial figures indicate a revenue boost of around 25 per cent. The firm’s profit per equity partner (PEP) is also on the rise and is set to exceed £700,000, up from £660,000 last year. German partner Rudiger Knopf said: “The […]

Irwin Mitchell makes up seven to partnership

Personal injury powerhouse Irwin Mitchell has matched last year’s partner promotions with seven promoted to the partnership. The firm’s rapid expansion over the past 12 months, with mergers with clinical negligence firm Alexander Harris and Scottish law firm Golds, means the partnership will increase to 105 partners from 1 May. The new partners will span […]

A&O bolsters Paris with Weil raid

Allen & Overy (A&O) has bolstered its Paris office with the hire of public and environmental law specialist Jean-Yves Ollier from Weil Gotshal & Manges. Ollier was of counsel at Weil and joins A&O as partner, working with Noël Chahid-Nouraï, head of A&O’s public and environmental law group in Paris. Chahid-Nouraï said: “The experience of […]

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