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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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Silk pay kept low on Saville Inquiry

Counsel to the Saville Inquiry Christopher Clarke QC has earned £3.7m for six years’ full-time work, much less than the former doyen of the commercial bar could have made from sticking to heavyweight City cases. Clarke, head of Brick Court Chambers, is still the biggest individual earner on the Bloody Sunday Inquiry, close-ly followed by […]

Dewey Ballantine to cash in by letting new office space

Dewey Ballantine stands to generate up to £500,000 in income as a result of the bumper deal it has just signed on new office space. The firm negotiated a 31-month rent-free period on the 31,500sq ft it has signed at One London Wall, paying £43 per sq ft. The rent-free period means that not only […]

CC’s US practice loses second partner in a week

Clifford Chance’s US practice has been hit with its second partner loss in less than a week as its co-leader of banking and financial restructuring departs. Robert Finley, the former managing partner of the pre-merger Clifford Chance New York office, is leaving for King & Spalding. The announcement comes just days after Cadwalader Wickersham & […]

Coudert partner promotions benefit China and New York offices

Coudert Brothers has announced its annual partner appointments, with the bulk of new partners hailing from the firm’s New York and China practices. The appointments were made earlier this month at the Coudert annual worldwide partner’s meeting in the firm’s New York headquarters. The new partners include three from New York, as well as lawyers […]

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