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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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Three made up at McGrigors as Gray departs for Eversheds

Scottish-headquartered firm McGrigors has made up three partners across its UK network a week after it emerged that former managing partner Colin Gray is to leave the firm for a fee-earning role at Eversheds. Martin Ewan has been promoted to the corporate practice ;in ;Aberdeen, Rosalie Mackay joins the corporate partnership in Glasgow and David […]

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Buncefield lawyers fear corners will be cut

Lawyers involved in the £1bn Buncefield litigation have raised concerns that justice may be compromised as a result of the court trying to keep costs to a minimum. Presiding judge Mr Justice David Steel – a keen advocate of the Long Trials Working Party’s recommendation to cut the spending and length of supercases such as […]

Howard Kennedy media department walks

Howard Kennedy has parted company with its six-partner media practice, with three of the team poised to launch their own boutique. Susan Aslan, Sue Charles and Hakan Kousetta are set to launch media boutique Aslan Charles Kousetta next month, taking associates Nick Miller and Laura Baglow with them. Partners Leighton Lloyd and Justin Stephenson are […]

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Former Morgan Crucible employee Ian Norris may have avoided extradition to the US, but don’t expect to see judges do the same for everyone, says Anand Doobay. It is difficult to spot general trends in extradition case law, and the decision of the House of Lords to partially refuse the US extradition request for Ian […]

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You’re hired: trainee retention defies crunch

The Lawyer’s survey of leading law firms reveals 7 per cent improvement on last year’s figures. The credit crunch has failed to have an impact on trainee retention rates, with early indications from a cross-section of leading firms showing an overall improvement on last year, The Lawyer can reveal. At firms where the qualification process […]

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