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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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Shred heads

The sentencing of CSFB banker Frank Quattrone to eighteen months in prison has blown the issue of privilege wide open. Jon Robins reports Frank Quattrone, the former star investment banker at Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) during the internet stock bubble, was sentenced two weeks ago to 18 months in prison in New York after […]

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A founding partner at Brussels-based EU firm Crosby Renouf has been named by the Law Society as a delegate on the Council of the Bars and Law Societies of the European Union (CCBE). Michael Renouf, who trained at South East firm Thomas Eggar and the European Commission, is already a member of the Law Society […]

The incredible bulk

Law firms’ volume businesses can enhance profitability. But do they make strategic sense? By Joanne O’Connor and Joanne Harris For years, volume businesses have been regarded by commercial firms as something of an embarrassing secret. When both Addleshaw Goddard and Hammonds spun off their bulk arms, it seemed settled that commoditised legal services and commercial […]

High Court judges lend weight to Bankside development fight

Two High Court judges are among complainants challenging the Government in a possible House of Lords action over plans for a major development in Bankside, London SE1. If the case, Lough v First Secretary of State, reaches the Lords, it will be the first major planning dispute to have a human rights angle since the […]

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