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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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Taylor Joynson Garrett raid Alexanders

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Eversheds restructures Euro management boards

Eversheds is consolidating its three management boards across Europe in a bid to boost its international business. Eversheds international director Victor Semmens says that the firm will have a review meeting in May to finalise plans to create an all-encompassing board to cover each of its offices. The firm currently has three management boards which […]

Family set to open in West Country

The set, headed up by Eleanor Platt QC and Alison Ball QC, has recruited two new tenants who will be permanently based in Exeter, and hopes to bring a junior tenant on board soon. Kay Firth Butterfield is joining the annexe in Exeter from 1 Gray’s Inn Square in London, the chambers of The Baroness […]

Norton Rose's Singapore ally wounded by mass defection

Norton Rose’s Asian arm is reeling after an associated firm in Singapore was decimated by walk-outs. Ally practice Lee & Lee, one of the top firms in Singapore, lost seven partners and up to 10 associates when the entire litigation department left to start a rival firm. Norton Rose, which has 30 lawyers in the […]

Freehills set to merge with Singaporean firm

At present, foreign law firms are banned from having shares in local legal institutions. But the Legal Professional Practices law are likely to be amended which would allow the marriage to go ahead. A 200-partner firm with 700 lawyers in Australia and Asia, Freehills’ is reportedly attracted to Alban Tay’s modern approach and its experience […]

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