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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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Freshfields signs office lease for Singapore comeback

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Gide fills London disputes gap with arbitration partner

Gide Loyrette Nouel has relocated arbitration partner Rupert Reece to its London office, six months after losing a disputes team to Brown Rudnick. Reece, who is both a barrister and a French avocat, moves back to London after 11 years as a partner in Gide’s Paris office. He specialises in international arbitration and joint ventures, […]

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Good news for good causes

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Moves: 10 September 2012

Margaret Heathcote has been appointed by RJW Slater & Gordon to lead its family practice’s London department. Move of the week Heathcote joins as principal lawyer and partner from Farrer & Co, where she was a managing associate in the family law team. She is a member of Resolution, chair of the London regional committee […]

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Irwin Mitchell bubble punctured by MMR jab claim

The sigh of relief was audible from Sheffield to London as the ambitious firm finally got its ABS approval at the end of August. Yet no sooner had the firm’s management been given the keys to the door of external investment, then they were hit with a claim of professional negligence by a group of […]

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