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Latest Briefings

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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Akin Gump revenue up 7 per cent as PEP grows by a fifth

Akin Gump has posted a 7 per cent rise in turnover for the 2013 year, with revenue growing from $775m to $828m. Net income rose by 18 per cent from $268m to $315m while average profit per equity partner grew by 19 per cent from $1.5m to $1.8m. Revenue per lawyer at the US firm […]

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Herbies loses trophy status in Singapore

Today is a less than entirely happy Friday for Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF). The announcement by Singapore’s Ministry of Law this morning confirmed that the firm would no longer be able to practise permitted areas of Singaporean law from the end of October this year. Herbies is the only one of the six firms that […]

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Global turnover and PEP nudge up at Latham for 2013

Latham & Watkins has posted a 2.7 per cent rise in total turnover along with a 1.9 per cent increase in average profit per equity partner (PEP) for the 2013 financial year. Turnover reached $2.28bn last year while PEP hit $2.49m, compared to $2.23bn and $2.44m the year before. Revenue per lawyer also rose, by […]

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