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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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Browne Jacobson builds on pensions

Nottingham law firm Browne Jacobson has recruited a former City partner to head up its pensions practice. Richard Hulland was a partner at McKenna & Co and Simmons & Simmons before setting up his own practice, based near St Albans, nine years ago. Hulland is to bring his existing clients to his new firm. “Not […]

Red hot properties

Ask any property lawyer what is happening in the sector and the answer will be the same. There is a lot of activity and an overwhelming feeling of optimism, unlike anything seen in the sector for years. “The market was very buoyant this time last year,” says Linklaters & Alliance property partner Patrick Plant. “But […]

Camerons partner goes to Eversheds

National firm Eversheds has hired a banking partner from City firm Cameron McKenna. Robin Parsons, who is 50, has been a lawyer for 25 years and has worked on some high profile deals such as the u1bn United News & Media merger financing, the Goodman International IRu700m rescue and the William Hill/Brent Walker financing. He […]

Dickinson Dees poaches Arthur Andersen team

Newcastle firm Dickinson Dees has poached a senior financial planning team from Arthur Andersen to bolster its private client practice. The move has forced the top five accountant to review its regional management structure. The five-strong team will join Dickinson Dees’ private client practice. It is led by David Dale, who headed Andersen’s financial planning […]

CGU slashes property panel

Insurance giant CGU has cut the number of law firms on its property management panel from 10 to three in its latest cull of outside legal advisers. CGU slashed its insurance litigation panel from more than 100 to 18 in April this year. Beachcroft Wansbroughs, Dundas & Wilson and Iliffes Booth Bennett have been appointed […]

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