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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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Freshfields sweats on Bloxham claim verdict

THE HEARING of age discrimination claims brought by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s ex-insolvency partner Peter Bloxham against his former firm came to an end last week with news that all parties would have an agonising wait for a judgment over the summer. Bloxham’s claim is the first action from a former partner that Freshfields has faced […]

Burges Salmon poaches Bevan Brittan waste projects partner

Bristol’s Burges Salmon has bagged waste projects partner Nigel Campbell from local rival Bevan Brittan. Campbell joins Burges Salmon as a consultant, leaving Bevan Brittan after eight years as a partner. He has experience in PFI and PPP waste projects, including advising contractors, technology providers, funders and local authorities. Ross Fairley, co-head of Burges Salmon’s […]

Lenovo appoints senior vice-president

Personal computer manufacturer Lenovo has appointed Michael O’Neill as senior vice-president and general counsel. O’Neill, who will report to chief executive and president William Amelio, will be responsible for the company’s legal, corporate governance, security and government relations globally. He replaces outgoing general counsel James Shaughnessy, who has joined online travel company Orbitz Worldwide as […]

Government runs the rule over attorney general role

A consultation into the role of the attorney general was today (26 July) launched by the Government. The news comes a week after the Constitutional Affairs Committee claimed that the “ancient office” of the attorney general was “not sustainable” (www.thelawyer.com, 19 July). The committee had called for reforms to restore public confidence in the attorney […]

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