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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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Birmingham’s St Philips Chambers has lost a leading childcare barrister, who has joined London’s One King’s Bench Walk. It is understood that David Hershman QC has made the move to practise in a smaller set with a more specialist family focus. First revealed on www.thelawyer.com 31 March

Media and IT collide with McNeive merger

Boutique McNeive Solicitors is merging with a group of specialists from Lewis Davis Shapiro & Lewit to form entertainment and technology firm, Smiths.

The newly merged firm, which went live today (April 5), is made up of three partners: internet…

Cobbetts targets Russian market for AIM listings

Cobbetts AIM team has embarked on a marketing tour of Russia in the wake of a series of successful deals for Russian client Highland Gold, one of the largest mining companies in the world. Cobbetts’ head of public issues Andrew Wright advised Highland Gold on its £200m admission to AIM last year and last month […]

Trouble for the top

The regulatory spotlight has now fallen on senior management in the insurance sector, which should beware of the FSA. By Nigel Davenport

Morgan Lewis targets Paris with De Pardieu haul

Morgan Lewis is pressing ahead with plans to open a Paris office after recruiting a 15-strong team from De Pardieu Brocas Maffei & Leygonie. As exclusively revealed by The Lawyer (March 22) the team will be led by former name partner and competition expert Jean Leygonie who will head up Morgan Lewis’ French office, adding […]

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