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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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Maclays IP head Nicolson joins Bristows

Bristows has hired the former head of the IP and technology department at Maclay Murray & Spens as a partner in its commercial group. Fiona Nicolson, the chair of the Law Society of Scotland’s accreditation panel for IP and a Maclay’s partner resigned from her former firm in March. She started work at Bristows today […]

India’s FoxMandal boosts partnership with Khaitan hire

Indian firm FoxMandal Little has hired IP specialist Vinay Dwarkadas from the Mumbai office of rival Khaitan & Co. Dwarkadas, who was a senior associate at Khaitan, joined FoxMandal as a partner today. In a statement FoxMandal’s managing partner Som Mandal said Dwarkadas’ depth of experience and energy would be a welcome addition to the […]

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Over the last few weeks the Government has found itself out of favour with the public, thanks in part to MPs making some interesting expense claims. In the last week it has also found itself out of favour with the law after two separate judgments – handed down in the High Court and the House […]

Former BA legal chief joins Brick Court as door tenant

British Airways (BA) former general counsel Robert Webb QC has joined Brick Court Chambers as a door tenant two months after standing down from his in-house role. As revealed by The Lawyer, Webb stood down from his position at BA at the end of March after 11 years with the airline (16 March). Prior to […]

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