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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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Mayer Brown snares FFW construction chief

Mayer Brown has boosted its London construction and engineering group with the hire of Field Fisher Waterhouse‘s construction head, Chris Fellowes. Fellowes’ move marks a return to the firm where he trained. He spent six years at legacy firm Rowe & Maw before leaving in 2001. Michael Regan, lead partner for Mayer Brown’s construction and […]

Neuberger pushes for law to be placed on national curriculum to open up bar

Lord Neuberger wants to see law taught as part of the national curriculum and external funding to be made available for pupillages as part of wide-reaching proposals to reform entry to the bar. Lord Neuberger wants to see law taught as part of the national curriculum and external funding to be made available for pupillages […]

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•Baker & McKenzie has appointed Graham Stuart as a corporate partner to lead the firm’s climate change and environmental practice in London. Stuart was previously at Norton Rose. •David Salmons has joined Bingham McCutchen as a partner in the Washington DC office’s national litigation practice. He was previously an assistant to the US Solicitor General. […]

Timothy Spangler: Kaye Scholer

If you weren’t a lawyer what would you have been?A screenwriter – it can’t be that hard when you see what sort of movies come out. What was your first-ever job? Delivering the local newspaper The Orange County Register. What was your worst experience as a trainee?None. As a summer associate in New York it […]

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