Minority Report’ plans more diversity for DCA

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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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Rumours that the managing partner of a certain major City player with tumbling profits has ordered everybody to start displaying the firm’s name and contact details on their cars have yet to be confirmed by Tulkinghorn. However, if true, then they’re already behind the times. A new legal dotcom (remember the days when there was […]

Donations to presidential candidates reach $17m

US law firms are fast emerging as prolific political contributors after donating a staggering $17m (£9.3m) to the country’s 2004 presidential hopefuls. Over the first quarter of the year, from January to March, law firms and individual lawyers have almost doubled political funding compared with the last race for the White House, when George W […]

DAC takes on Mayer Brown man

Davis Arnold Cooper (DAC) boosted its London finance group in April with the hire of Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw banking partner Simon Pullen. Pullen, who joined as a salaried partner, said he left the international giant because he “felt more comfortable” in a mid-sized firm. Having joined the legacy Rowe & Maw in 2001 […]

WongPartnership targets arbitration with key hire

Singapore’s WongPartnership is kick-starting its Chinese dispute resolution practice with the appointment of the former executive director of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre. Ang Yong Tong will join the firm’s fledgling Shanghai office as a partner today (1 June) and will be responsible for setting up Wong Partnership’s Chinese dispute resolution practice. WongPartnership launched a […]

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