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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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Corporate counsel told to get tough on firm over-charging

IN-HOUSE lawyers must get tough with private practice over the way they prepare their bills, delegates at the Company Lawyers Conference in Madrid were warned. The vice-president and general counsel of GE Medical Services – a subsidiary of General Electric – told the conference his company was no longer prepared to accept large legal bills […]

LawSoc tackles Govt on Immigration Bill

The Law Society has challenged the Government to publish any evaluation it has carried out on whether the Immigration and Asylum Bill is consistent with human rights legislation. In a stinging report to the special standing committee hearing submissions on the Bill, the society says it believes it fails to meet basic human rights and […]

Freshfields acts for Pru in u1.9bn bid for M&G

Freshfields has again reinforced its new-found dominance in top-end mergers and acquisitions by acting for Prudential in its u1.9bn bid for independent City fund manager M&G. This is the Pru’s second assault on fund managers: two years ago Lovell White Durrant advised in its swoop on Scottish Amicable – which was at that time advised […]

P&G shake-up threatens firms

Multinational giant Procter & Gamble is transferring its legal function from a regional to a global structure – meaning a huge cut in work for its UK and European panel firms. The restructuring of its 210-strong in-house team reflects the re-organisation of the company along product rather than regional lines – a process that began […]

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