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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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Eversheds partners split £12.5m bonus pot

Eversheds equity partners will share out £12.5m in extra profit over the next eight years thanks to new accounting rules. The firm has benefited from the recently implemented FRS5 accounting rules with the £12.5m uplift in recognised income – around 4 per cent of this year’s total income of £323m. The uplift will be accounted […]

Old heads roll in generation shift

There are signs that the old guard of the bar are gradually making way for youthful successors following a month of changes at the top. As reported by The Lawyer (24 July), Wilberforce Chambers head Edward Nugee QC stepped down after 30 years in the role. Wilberforce members voted Jules Sher QC as their new […]

AIM still buoyant despite Prospectus Directive

A fundamental attraction of AIM as an alternative to more mainstream investment markets has been its flexibility resulting from its lighter regulatory regime. So, it perhaps was not surprising that the advent of the EU Prospectus Directive in July 2005, designed to harmonise securities offers across the European Economic Area (EEA), was greeted with a […]

Thirty quit Freshfields for pensions payout

Thirty partners are set to quit Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer on 1 November to take advantage of favourable pension terms. Partners who are aged 50 or above had until today (31 July) to exercise the option to retire from the partnership with effect from 31 October in order to lock in their entitlement to the magic […]

Fladgates suffers rare departure

Fladgate Fielder has suffered a rare partner departure with property specialist Adrian Leavey joining Trowers & Hamlins. The hire grows Trowers’ commercial property group to 11 partners. Leavy had been a partner at Fladgates for two years after being at CMS Cameron McKenna for six years. Trowers’ property practice accounts for nearly half of the […]

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