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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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Florida entreprenuer Malcolm Glazer has turned to Allen & Overy for advise on his expected bid for UK footballing giant Manchester United, The Lawyer can reveal. JP Morgan is acting as financial adviser to Glazer, who started buying shares in Man United last year and now holds a 19 per cent stake. Manchester United’s longstanding […]

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With the introduction of new employment regulations at the beginning of the month, Tulkinghorn has been inundated with invitations to seminars clarifying the rules for confused clients. One such seminar was held by Lewis Silkin, coinciding with the official opening of its specialist employment office in Oxford. In the luxurious and high-tech surroundings of the […]

MoFo hires disabled office junior after charity IP work

US-based firm Morrison & Foerster’s (MoFo) efforts for London charity Choices 4 All has led to the firm employing an office junior with learning disabilities, an unlooked-for benefit of providing pro bono IP protection advice. Choices is a small charity offering pre-vocational training for people with learning difficulties between the ages of 19 and 25, […]

Manches family partner jumps ship to Blandys

Manches has lost a family law partner to Thames Valley firm Blandy & Blandy. Kerry Fretwell joins the Reading firm as a partner, specialising in ancillary relief and cases involving children. She is part of the Solicitors Family Law Association Training Committee and was also involved in setting up the Collaborative Family Law Group, a […]

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