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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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Junior lawyers are still some of the highest paid graduates, despite the recent pay freezes and cuts announced by top ­commercial law firms. According to the Association of ­Graduate Recruiters Summer Survey, published on 6 July, the median starting salary for law firms is £37,000, while those working at investment banks or fund managers are […]

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White & Case partner quits over strategy

White & Case securities partner Tim Jeveons has left the London office amid ­disagreements over the firm’s strategic direction. Jeveons is leaving just as White & Case completes its global partnership review. It has not been confirmed where he will go. It is understood that he was concerned about the London office’s profitability and focus. […]

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Privacy lawyers scramble to advise celebrities on tabloid phone hacking claims

Lawyers are gearing up for litigation stemming from the News International phone hacking allegations. Graham Shear Yesterday (9 July) The Guardian revealed that Rupert Murdoch’s empire News International had paid out more than £1m to settle legal cases that threatened to reveal phone hacking and other illegal action taken by its journalists. The article has […]

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Balkans: Serb your enthusiasm

Serbian capital Belgrade has emerged as the heart of the legal community in the Balkans. But how is the region in general faring in the recession? Tom Phillips reports A great deal has changed in the Balkans over the past eight years. Serbia’s capital ­Belgrade – the former ­capital of Yugoslavia and once the military […]

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Ashurst says goodbye to the million-pound PEP club as profit drops by a third

Ashurst has reported a 35 per cent drop in profit per equity (PEP) for the 2008-09 financial year. The silver circle firm reported a PEP of £673,000 during the last financial year, down from £1.04m for the previous year. Earlier this year The Lawyer reported that Ashurst’s revenue had decreased by 7 per cent last […]

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