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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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Silver or brass?

SJ Berwin’s financial results tell the tale of an entire section of the legal market (see story). For along with BLP, Ashurst, Travers Smith and Macfarlanes, SJ Berwin is part of what was identified by The Lawyer back in 2005 as the silver circle – a group of firms with largely UK businesses and with […]

A better chance for CC

Clifford Chance has had a tough time in recent months – what with mass job cuts and plunging PEP, the firm has been desperately in need of some good news. Which is what seems to have just materialised: not only has the firm finally announced its 2009 partnership promotions, but it has taken steps to […]

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Jersey’s introduction of a variety of new limited partnerships bestows upon the investor an unrivalled flexibility. By Ben Robins Since the enactment of the ­Limited Partnerships (Jersey) Law in 1994, the Jersey limited partnership (JLP) has become a vehicle of choice for the ­establishment of private equity funds. Separate and incorporated limited partnerships In recent […]

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CC shuns London in delayed promotions round

Clifford Chance has made up 17 lawyers in its delayed promotions round, with its London headquarters gaining just three of the new partners. The firm, which normally makes up its new partners at the beginning of May, postponed this year’s round so it could focus on its global restructuring (13 April 2009). The new partners […]

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