The Lawyer Inquiry: Elizabeth Robertson

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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 brief: UK firms fail to keep up with the big boys

UK firms have dropped dramatically in the International Financial Law Review’s 1998 list of the world’s biggest law firms, with only Clifford Chance retaining last year’s number two spot between Baker & McKenzie (top) and Jones Day Reavis & Pogue.

Andersens talks put PW's legal arm on merger alert. John Malpas reports from New Delhi

Chris Arnheim, the founding partner of Price Waterhouse-tied Arnheim & Co, has admitted that a merger between rival Arthur Andersen and a major City firm might force his own firm to follow suit. He told an International Bar Association (IBA) meeting on MDPs last Thursday that his own firm would have to re-think its strategy […]

In brief: Cadwaladers recruits privatisation lawyers

US firm Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft has recruited Robert Vitale to head its global infrastructure and privatisation group. It has also taken on five privatisation specialists from US firm Brown & Wood and said it will hire top project finance lawyers in London.

Are law firms recruiting for the short term?

In the week following The Lawyer’s graduate law fair, which was attended by 5,000 young hopefuls, Chris Fogarty asks if law firms have got their recruitment policies right yet Business is booming for large law firms, young lawyers are in demand and recruitment companies are riding a wave of healthy profits. So is everybody happy? […]

IBA Conference – Challenge to Kempe

Lalit Bhasin, honorary secretary-general of the Indian Bar Association, is to launch a bid next year to become vice-president of the IBA, threatening the bid by IBA secretary general, Dianna Kempe, to become the first woman president of the organisation.

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