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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 […]

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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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Wilberforce Chambers – UK 100

Turnover: £20.2m Head of chambers: Edward Nugee QC. Total tenants (silks): 39 (16) Door tenants: None Chambers contributions: 17.5 per cent Revenue per barrister: £518,000 Top cases last year: Equitable Life v The former directors of Equitable Life; Wickes v Arthur Andersen; Oracle v Fortis; VTL v Easynet; Al Bassam v Al Bassam. No of […]

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Turnover: £10.3m Revenue per partner: £321,900 Revenue per lawyer: £145,100 Total number of partners: 32 Total number of fee-earners: 82 Total number of fee-earners (excluding consultants, paralegals, trainees etc): 71 Total number of support staff: 114 Offices: Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells Equity structure: Lockstep Core business: Clinical negligence, commercial, commercial property, corporate, dispute resolution, domestic conveyancing, […]

Lester Aldridge – Rising 50 – 2005

Turnover: £13.5m Revenue per partner: £355,300 Revenue per lawyer: £170,900 Total number of partners: 38 Total number of fee-earners: 140 Total number of fee-earners (excluding consultants, paralegals, trainees etc): 79 Total number of support staff: 178 Offices: Bournemouth, Bournemouth Airport, Milton Keynes, Southampton Equity structure: Modified lockstep Core business: Full service Clients: BNP Paribas, British […]

BCCI/Bank of America case reaches shock agreement

As the BCCI liquidator’s case against the Bank of England rumbles on, a surprise settlement has been reached in its parallel case, BCCI’s massive claim against Bank of America. In terms of scale, amount of legal fees, and some allegations, the Bank of America case mirrors the case against the Bank of England. The case […]

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