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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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Harris Cartier makes triple promotion

London and Slough firm Harris Cartier has appointed three new partners. London and Slough firm Harris Cartier has appointed three new partners: Maria Anassutzi in London becomes head of the new IP and IT department, Elaine Gates is to head the firm’s Slough residential property practice, while Greg McDonagh is made up to partner in […]

A&O hires Freshfields Italian banking head

Allen & Overy has taken the first step in rebuilding its Italian banking practice, snatching Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s Italian finance chief Stefano Sennhauser This year A&O lost banking partners Davide Mencacci to Linklaters and Giancarlo Castorino to Italian boutique MBL & Partners. In response the firm transferred partner Paul Flanagan from London to Milan, but […]

Equitable strife

Equity partnership may be many lawyers’ Holy Grail, but rushing in before considering the implications could leave you vulnerable, warns Nigel Rushton Equity partnership is the goal for many lawyers. However, there are several key financial and management issues that should be fully explained before either side signs on the dotted line. There is increasing […]

Court of Appeal redraws rules on design and trademark rights

IP practitioners will need to update their textbooks on trademark and design rights after the Court of Appeal handed down two judgments within a week. IP sets 11 South Square and Hogarth Chambers were the all-round winners, with their respective top silks Henry Carr QC and Roger Wyand QC taking the leading roles in both […]

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