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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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Bingham financials: PEP up 6 per cent, turnover up 3

Bingham McCutchen has announced a 6.4 per cent hike in profit per equity partner (PEP) for the 2008 financial year. The US firm grew PEP from $1.335m in 2007 up to $1.42m in 2008. Global revenue at the firm saw a 3.2 per cent increase in the same period, to $767m from $743.5m last year. […]

Jones Day ventures down Mexico way

Jones Day has opened its first office in Latin America by launching an eight-partner branch in Mexico City. The office was created after Jones Day merged with local firm De Ovando y Martinez del Campo and will focus on corporate, finance, ­infrastructure and real estate work. Fernando de Ovando will run the office, which also […]

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Freshfields out in the cold as L&G unveils new panel

Magic circle firm ditched despite FSA triumph; BLP clings on after Veneik debacle. Allen & Overy (A&O) has usurped Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer on Legal & General’s (L&G) panel after the insurer completed a full review of its legal advisers. Freshfields is the only magic circle firm not to win a place on the new three-year […]

Let the good times roll

Oh look, some green shoots. No, I’m not being deluded. I know it’s bloody out there, but it’s heartening to be running not one, but two stories about major law firms in expansionist mode. It’s certainly a welcome change from the ghastly litany of redundancies and insolvencies. The first story is BLP’s extraordinary move in […]

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