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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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Norton Rose brings in Climate Change guru

Norton Rose has signed up the man widely credited with writing the book on climate change and carbon trading law, Anthony Hobley, to head a brand new global practice. Hobley will lead the top 15 law firm’s global climate change and carbon finance practice, which will sit within the energy group. He leaves investment group […]

Top 30 International Firms in London

There are two new entries into this year’s table of the top 30 US firms in London by revenue. Out go Arnold & Porter and Bryan Cave and in come Morrison & Foerster and O’Melveny & Myers, the latter like the proverbial rocket. It is only three years since O’Melveny kick-started its UK offering by […]

BLP and Nabarro win Hermes panel places

Berwin Leighton Paisner and Nabarro have won places on the Hermes Real Estate panel, joining retained firms Lawrence Graham and Maxwell Winward. Hermes’ director of corporate finance and specialist funds, Alasdair Evans, said the appointments follow a beauty parade focusing on service levels and fees. Evans commented: “We are delighted to appoint two of the […]

Federal tax probe forces Jenkens to shut

Jenkens & Gilchrist’s long-running tax scandal has brought the 56-year-old firm to its knees, with it finally closing its doors for good. The chairman of the Dallas-headquartered firm Patrick Mitchell confirmed to The Lawyer that the firm would indeed close, referring to a Derpartment of Justice statement that said the firm would be “terminating its […]

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