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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 partner Jeremy Irving has commented on news that the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is launching an investigation into insurance price comparison websites. Noting that price comparison websites (PCWs) have been subject to regulatory query, scrutiny and comment for a number of years, Iriving said: ‘The FSA [Financial Services Authority] as it was and the FCA now […]

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Edwards Wildman corporate head quits for Morgan Lewis

Morgan Lewis has swooped on Edwards Wildman’s London office hiring corporate head David Ramm, in a move that will raise further questions about the future of the group. Ramm, a partner and head of the firm’s London’s business law (corporate) department, also heads Edwards Wildman’s London’s private equity and venture capital practices. His exit comes as […]

Economic recovery pays off for in-house lawyers

Not only are opportunities to work in-house increasing but remuneration for doing so is too, according to two new surveys out this week. The first by recruitment agency BCL showed a marked increase in both salaries and bonuses in the regions over the last year. Earning potential for in-house lawyers with 10 to 12 years’ […]

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Trowers launches Birmingham document production hub as 34 secretaries exit

Trowers & Hamlins is to set up a new document production centre in its Birmingham office after losing 34 secretaries in a redundancy consultation.   The new 21-strong document production centre will be launched next month to serve the firm’s UK and international offices. It follows the end of a six-month consultation which resulted in […]

It’s a Landmark result for the bar

Brick Court Chambers has been busy re-jigging its clerking team, but according to our research there are plenty more underlying changes rumbling away at the bar. In next week’s issue, The Lawyer will be looking into its crystal ball – discussing future trends at the bar and the weighty challenges to be faced by London’s […]

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