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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 […]

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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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Ex-Herbert Smith star joins CC in Hong Kong

Litigation and dispute resolution star Martin Rogers has joined Clifford Chance’s Hong Kong Rogers has been on gardening leave since he left Herbert Smith in July. He is known for contentious regulatory and insolvency work, but will advise on a range of financial services regulatory work and insolvency matters.There are now three partners in the […]

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Rowe & Maw and Mayer Brown & Platt will not be able to merge fully until the State of Illinois gives the go-ahead for limited liability partnerships (LLPs) The news comes in the wake of the firms’ deal to create a $614m (£434.7m) law firm – the tenth-largest in the world.In the meantime, the UK […]

Fried Frank told Enron to review partnerships

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