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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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Garretts loses top partner to Dibbs

Garretts’ Manchester office has suffered a blow with the departure of its head of corporate development to Dibb Lupton Alsop. Stephen Devlin, who set up the practice four years ago, is one of the City’s top lawyers. He stepped down from the managing partner position last year. “It is always disappointing to lose good people […]

Riverside gift shop row

London’s former County Hall on the Thames is at the centre of a pending High Court action. Oceanic Village is taking the Millennium Wheel Co to court in a battle over operation of gift shops at Riverside Building. It is seeking an injunction restraining Millennium from operating a gift shop in the building along with […]

Clifford Chance eyes market to forge more overseas links

Clifford Chance is already looking at more markets for future expansion, says its European managing partner. Peter Cornell says several countries are being considered for possible mergers or new offices. “We are still interested in Scandinavia,” he says. “And we are looking at South America and South Africa.” While Rogers & Wells, Clifford Chance’s new […]

US giant Latham & Watkins plots merger with City firm

The fourth largest US law firm, Latham & Watkins, is looking to merge with a London firm – and Linklaters is being mooted as a possible partner. City firm Linklaters has met with partners from the Los Angeles-based US giant, which visited London on a factfinding mission. Latham & Watkins has 1,000 lawyers and a […]

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