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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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Jenner & Block chief pledges “steady” growth for new London office

Jenner & Block managing partner Terrence Truax has revealed that the firm is in discussions with lateral hire candidates in the UK ahead of its launch in the City this spring. The firm’s initial focus will be on litigation, which is the Chicago-headquartered outfit’s headline practice area (24 March 2015). Truax said the office would […]

Serjeants’ Inn Chambers appoints Frances McClenaghan

Serjeants’ Inn Chambers has announced that Frances McClenaghan (2009 call) has joined Chambers as a new tenant.  In 2011/2012 McClenaghan was judicial assistant at the Supreme Court, working principally for Lord Kerr. Since then she has developed a busy police law and clinical negligence practice.

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Has The Change Happened Yet?

UK firms might lead those in the US when it comes to change, but it’s coming to everyone, like it or not. As reported in The Lawyer Richard Susskind, David Morley, Guy Beringer and David Osborne held an excellent session at the Global Law Summit on the topic of the Future of Law. Having given […]

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