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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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Chicago’s influx of national firms puts the wind up locals

Another week, another shake-up of the legal market in Chicago. In the past six weeks, two national firms have moved in to the Windy City, while local players have felt the squeeze. First came Reed Smith‘s announcement that it would launch in Chicago by coupling with local firm Sachnoff & Weaver. Then, on 27 November, […]

Brick Court boosts arbitration with Littleton hire

Brick Court Chambers has strengthened its arbitration capabilities with the hire of door tenant Klaus Reichert. Reichert, who also practises as a barrister in Dublin, moves to Brick Court from Littleton Chambers where he was also a door tenant. He spends the bulk of his time sitting as an arbitrator, covering areas including bilateral investment […]

Bar Standards Board fixes three-year independence strategy

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) today (Thursday 30 November) set out its stall for the next three years, outlining a strategy designed to protect the independence of the barristers’ profession. The regulator has identified five objectives on which to focus between 2007 and 2010, including protecting consumers, access to justice, independent regulation, promoting excellence, and […]

BPI pushes government to ignore Gowers Review

The Gowers Review into the UK’s intellectual property framework was published today (6 December) and has concluded that the copyright period on sound recordings should not be extended from the current 50 years. The UK recording industry, headed by the BPI, has been lobbying the UK Government to support the extension of the term of […]

LeBoeuf raids Freshfields’ Paris office

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer‘s Paris office lost its second partner to LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae last week as the magic circle firm’s former Paris head Yves Huyghé de Mahenge left for the US firm. De Mahenge, who also founded Freshfields’ Italian office, had only become a consultant at Freshfields on 1 November to take advantage […]

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