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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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Young Solicitors Group faces 25 per cent slash in Law Soc grant

Fears for the future of the Young Solicitors Group (YSG) have been raised after it emerged that the Law Society is planning to slash its annual grant from £40,000 to around £30,000. Under the terms of the Recognised Group Agreement, which was drafted in December but is currently under proposal, funding levels across all Law […]

Kirkland lures second Fried Frank corporate partner

Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has lost its second corporate partner to Kirkland & Ellis just weeks after the New York firm’s talks with Ashurst Morris Crisp fell through. Thomas Christopher is joining Kirkland one month after Stephen Fraidin, one of Fried Frank’s most senior partners, left for the same destination in a move […]

Cummings makes first US push into Ghana

Michigan-based firm Cummings McClorey Davis & Echo has become the first US firm to open an office in Ghana. The firm has taken advantage of the fact that one if its lawyers, Joseph Nimako, is qualified in Ghana and has previously served as a solicitor and advocate for the Ghana Supreme Court and as a […]

Slaughters relocation boosts Paris finance

Slaughter and May will boost its Paris finance team this summer by relocating Andrew Maclean, who is currently on secondment at best friend Hengeler Mueller, to the French capital. Paris focuses on bank rather than borrowers work to a much greater extent than Slaughters’ core London finance practice. The firm’s managing partner Tim Clark said: […]

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