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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 […]

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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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Dickinson Dees shake-up sees partnership contract by eight

Newcastle-headquartered Dickinson Dees has cut the size of its ­partnership, with former managing ­partner Neil Braithwaite being one of four people to take on non-­partner roles within the firm. Braithwaite will become a senior counsel, one partner will take up a corporate social responsibility role for Dickinson Dees in the ­community and two will become […]

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Halliwells uses assets as security on RBS loan

Halliwells could see its bank move in and seize its assets in the event of financial difficulties under the terms of a debenture agreement signed with Royal Bank of Scotland. According to a debenture filed with Companies House at the end of last year the firm’s property, fixtures and fittings, LLP goodwill and IP are […]

WilmerHale puts more rungs on the ladder

WilmerHale has revamped its firmwide ­structure to create additional categories within its ­associate and partner ranks. WilmerHale ;has revamped ;its ;firmwide ­structure to create additional categories within its ­associate and partner ranks. Previously the only titles available were associate, counsel and partner. The firm has now created the posts of senior associate and special counsel. The firm has […]

Grey matters: Caryl Longley, Deloitte

Deloitte general counsel Caryl Longley may be surrounded by the men in grey suits, but she still finds working for an accountancy firm fascinating. Accountants are now the sexiest of the professional services, according to a recent survey ;that poured cold water on years of jibes about “boring” number crunchers. If this is true, and […]

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