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Latest Briefings

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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Ashursts wins Nomura after A&O is conflicted

Nomura’s £1.2m damages case against CSFB causes spate of City firm conflicts Ashurst Morris Crisp has benefited from a conflict situation between top City firms. The litigation team has landed a role as lead adviser to Nomura on its high-profile case against Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) for damages in the region of £1.2m over […]

Calvert-Smith QC honoured by Queen

David Calvert-Smith QC (left), the Director of Public Prosecutions at the Crown Prosecution Service since November 1998, has been awarded a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list He was previously the treasury counsel and chairman of the Criminal Bar Association.

Eco-warrior

The Co-operative Bank is well-known for its ethical stance and care for its customers and staff. Emma Vere-Jones meets a very happy head of legal, Ann Page

Rosling King sues client Rothschild

City firm Rosling King is due to appear in court to recoup unpaid legal fees of more than £100,000 allegedly owed to it by an arm of international banking house NM Roths-child & Sons The High Court trial was due to start today (17 June), and an application last month by Rothschild Trust to have […]

Further confusion as conditional fee uplifts case about to be heard

Fresh uncertainty has arisen over lawyers’ uplifts in conditional fee cases just days before the Law Lords are meant to establish guidelines on this crucial issue affecting thousands of lawyers Thousands of cases are now waiting in the wings for a Court of Appeal judgment on a tiny RTA case that will establish whether or […]

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