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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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As reported on page three, Watson Farley & Williams‘ (WFW) Greek operation has bagged itself three corporate lawyers from Athens firm IKRP Rokas & Partners, including one partner. Although still far short of the current UK reign of Norton Rose‘s Greece office, which has four partners, 29 assistants and two trainees stationed in offices in […]

London Underground to overhaul external advisers

Transport for London (TfL) and its group company London Underground Ltd (LUL) are reviewing their panel. The new arrangements will be in place by the summer, and will replace LUL’s existing panel arrangements which expire in July 2007. TfL Director of legal & compliance Gareth John said: “Our priority is to help TfL deliver its […]

Bristol’s Burges Salmon makes up five

Bristol-based Burges Salmon is to promote five new partners across the firm’s core practices. With effect from 1 May, Euan Bremner and Richard Read become partners in the property group, Antony Ellis becomes a partner in commercial, Adrian Martin a partner in employment, and Mahrie Webb a partner in corporate. Former senior partner Bob Smyth […]

Google: bring it on

IP law and Google just do not seem to mix. The company’s stated mission is to “organise the world’s information”. But where that objective clashes with copyright law the company will have to ride a wave of criticism and litigation. Media company Viacom has instructed Google-owned YouTube to take down 100,000 copyrighted clips and a […]

Bright relocation heralds expansion drive

Plymouth firm Bright, which launched in September last year, has taken new, larger premises at the Tamar Science Park in the city to house new recruits. Recent hires include commercial property lawyer Tomasz Dukanovich, who joins the firm from Bristol-based Ashfords, where he was an assistant. Bright director Andy Price said: “[Dukanovich] joins us at […]

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