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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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Storming the Pennines

Leeds firms have revolutionised the legal market in the North of England, both at home and more recently in extending their influence across the Pennines into Manchester Almost all the major national firms, several with origins in Leeds, now have a presence in both cities, leading to speculation on the convergence of the two markets, […]

Deals summary

Ashurst Morris Crisp (David Evans, Ian Nisse) advised Lazard & Co as tenant on the letting of part of 50 Berkeley Street, London W1, and the entirety of 50 Stratton Street, London W1, from Burford, with a total annual rent in excess of £10m. Clifford Chance advised Burford. Howard Kennedy (Estelle Teagle, Andrew Collins) advised […]

Travers assistants lose up to £3K in wage rejig

Travers Smith Braithwaite has changed its assistant salary bands, reducing them by up to £3,000 in some instances No associates will suffer pay cuts, but when they move up a band they will receive less than previously earned by assistants with the same length of service.Travers partners claim the firm was overpaying in the first […]

DJ Freeman nabs Maxwell Batley's Cassidy

DJ Freeman has scooped Maxwell Batley’s senior partner of 10 years, Michael Cassidy The well-known property industry figure, who counts British Land and Land Securities among his key relationships, is a major hire for DJ Freeman.Cassidy will give a much-needed boost to the property department, which has lost significant chunks of work as a result […]

Opinion

The depolarisation debate is vital to retail financial services. It looks set to alter radically how financial services are offered and consumed. It is a revolution of regulation, unsurpassed in recent history.Solicitors are aware that such a sea change may have a big impact on their own businesses, but will also create significant opportunities, which […]

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