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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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DLA Piper has announced that Phyllis Cheng has joined the firm’s employment practice as a partner in the Los Angeles office. Cheng previously served as director of California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). She was appointed by governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in January 2008 and retained by Governor Edmund G Brown Jr. In her […]

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Longstanding 20 Essex Street clerk Brian Lee has left the set after 26 years to join 7KBW as the chambers’ first marketing director. After over two decades at the helm of 20 Essex Street, Lee will join 7KBW in January 2015 as its first dedicated international marketing chief and will sit alongside senior clerks Greg […]

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Top 100 LGBT business leaders features 15 lawyers

Lawyers make up 15 per cent of the top 100 LGBT business leaders, according to LGBT professional network OUTstanding. The network released its list today, ranking prominent LGBT professionals on visibility and inclusivity. The 15 lawyers did not include any women or ethnic minority lawyers, following the general trend of the survey, which featured just […]

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