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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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King & Spalding in double London hire

US firm King & Spalding has bolstered its London office, hiring a new partner and counsel. Energy partner Jonathan Martin arrives from Watson Farley & Williams, having played a prominent role in its international corporate group. Peter Bowring, a cross-border project and acquisition finance specialist, joins the firm as counsel from US energy specialist Vinson […]

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Cohen Milstein drops dairy price-fixing action

US Class action law firm Cohen Milstein Hausfeld & Toll has given up on its ambition to make the supermarkets and dairies price-fixing case its first collective action in the UK. As reported by The Lawyer last year (24 September 2007), the firm was hoping to claim around £270m for consumers after the Office of […]

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Having bedded down successfully in Leeds with insurance firm Ricksons a year ago, it is now being rumoured in the region that wannabe national player DWF has been actively seeking its next bride. Having bedded down successfully in Leeds with insurance firm Ricksons a year ago, it is now being rumoured in the region that […]

Withers launches in Hong Kong

Private client specialist Withers is to open in Hong Kong, focusing on cross-border legal and wealth planning. Withers launches in Hong Kong” />Private client specialist Withers is to open in Hong Kong. The firm’s new office will focus on the cross-border legal and wealth planning needs of entrepreneurs, families, businesses and their advisers throughout East […]

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