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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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Leaders of the major league

This high-profile field often attracts the media spotlight with the result that many of the top practitioners make the headlines Despite the large number of specialised areas which come under the umbrella of public and administrative law, and the spectacular growth in judicial review cases over the past 20 years, virtually all the leading silks […]

Covingtons tightens its links with Paris practice

Partners from US firm Covington & Burling and French firm August & Debouzy are gathering in Paris this week to launch a new co-operation agreement. The exclusive referral arrangement between the two firms, approved by the Paris Bar last year, gives the firms access to each others’ offices. Covingtons has offices in Brussels and London, […]

Ellison accused of removing yellow lines

Eversheds partner Robin Ellison has been reported to the police by his local council for criminal damage, after he was allegedly spotted painting over double yellow lines outside his Hampstead home. The bizarre incident occurred last month during a legal tussle between Camden Council and Ellison over ownership of the land, which the council wants […]

Ex-Pritchards partners form new Italian specialist firm

Pritchard Englefield’s two-partner Italian department has split away from the firm to form its own practice advising on Italian trade. Dominic Pini, corporate partner and former head of the Italian group, has left together with litigation partner Dimitri Iesini and commercial assistant Rocco Franco, and has joined forces with former in-house Eagle Star Insurance litigator […]

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