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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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Herbies new senior partner: a two-man race between Sydney and London

By the time you read this, Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) will have a new senior partner. The vote for senior partner, which closed at noon today, saw a four-man race reduced to just two, after London head of litigation Tim Parkes and Moscow-based EMEA managing partner Allen Hanen dropped out. This is the second time […]

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Bond Dickinson client Sainsbury’s loses High Court fight over Tesco prices

Bond Dickinson client Sainsbury’s has lost a High Court appeal over Tesco’s Price Promise campaign after failing to successfully argue that the two food giants’ products could not be fairly compared.  Sainsbury’s turned to Bond Dickinson partner Gavin Matthews to challenge last year’s decision by the Advertising Standards Agency’s (ASA) independent reviewer Sir Hayden Philips, […]

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Goodman Derrick’s Clare Gilroy-Scott, a senior solicitor in the employment department, represented Mr Conley King in his claim against The Sash Window Workshop (TSWW) for backdated commission-based holiday pay from 1999 up to the termination of his contract in 2012. On 4 November 2014, the case was heard in the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) immediately […]

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Stephenson Harwood earns £46,000 from Coventry City Football Club liquidation

Stephenson Harwood has earned £46,000 from the liquidation of Coventry City Football Club according to recent insolvency filings with Companies House.  Stephenson Harwood partner Stuart Frith was instructed by joint liquidators Stephen Katz and Paul Appleton of David Rubin & Partners, taken on when Coventry was placed into administration in March 2013. The Liquidator’s Progress Report shows […]

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