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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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Significant hire for Eversheds in Hungary

The Budapest office of law firm Eversheds has appointed Richárd Eördögh as a partner and head of strategy. Before joining Eversheds, Eördögh was chief legal counsel of Chayton Capital and its private equity real estate funds in London, and managing partner of the Hungarian office of Bird & Bird in Budapest.

This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 15 March 2015

This week Briefings Digest is going a bit Gardeners’ Question Time as Gateley looks at the knotty problem of knotweed. As anyone with even slightly verdant appendages will know, this Japanese infiltrator of British gardens is the greatest vegetation-related threat since the Day of the Triffids. Indeed, mortgage lenders have stated that they “will not […]

Consumer finance expert joins Eversheds

Eversheds has appointed consumer finance specialist Clare Hughes as a partner in its London office. She joins from TLT, where she was a partner and head of financial services regulation. Hughes is also a trained barrister and has previously worked as a specialist consumer lawyer at the Office of Fair Trading. Her practice focuses on […]

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