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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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In a move which is likely to affect Wilde Sapte’s deal to link with Arthur Andersen, two leading asset finance partners – David Smith and Mario Jacovides – have resigned to join Allen & Overy. The two were significant billers and their departures – at a time when Andersens is doing financial due diligence on […]

Linklaters poaches asset finance team in New York

Linklaters has pulled off a multi-million dollar coup by recruiting a highly successful three-partner US asset finance team from White & Case’s New York office. The new partners – Marianne Rosenberg, J Truman Bidwell, former co-heads of White & Case’s New York-based equipment and facility finance group, and Robert Smith, a leveraged lease and project […]

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Is your identity at risk when you work for an accountancy-backed law firm? Elizabeth Goodrich claims that the opposite is true. Elizabeth Goodrich is a solicitor at Arnheim & Co. What is it like working for the correspondent law firm of Price Waterhouse? I have been at Arnheim & Co for seven months now – […]

Litigation Writs 19/5/98

Tim Keightley, a Kent-based professional golfer, has issued a High Court writ in London seeking damages from the Professional Golfer’s Association (PGA) for, among other things, breach of contract and negligence from Brian White, chairman of the PGA, Peter Hanna and Gerry Egan, all of the PGA’s national headquarters in Sutton Coldfield. The writ says […]

Govt slammed over fees freeze

THE Law Society has accused the Government of “risking quality” by imposing a fees freeze on legal aid practitioners. The Lord Chancellor’s Dep-artment (LCD) announced last week that legal aid fees would remain at last year’s levels. It is the fourth time legal aid fees have been frozen during the last six years, although the […]

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