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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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Weightmans' Manchester expansion

The past 12 months have been a watershed for Weightmans, and its North West heartland is being targeted for more growth After a miserable 2000-01, which included falling revenue, failed merger talks and client losses, 2002 saw the firm bounce back in style. In May it merged with Vizard Oldham’s 16-partner litigation team, becoming Weightman […]

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Brown & Wood and others defend $1bn client action

Brown & Wood (now Sidley Austin Brown & Wood), top 50 US firm Jenkens & Gilchrist and Ernst & Young (E&Y) and its US-allied law firm McKee Nelson are being sued by 10 former clients for more than $1bn (£622.5m) for their advice on a tax scheme The plaintiffs are alleging claims under the Racketeer […]

Pillsbury swoops on Vinson & Elkins team

Three Vinson & Elkins partners join Pillsbury’s Houston launch Pillsbury Winthrop has kick-started its new Houston office by taking on a team of lawyers from Vinson & Elkins.Pillsbury, which is currently defending an embarrassing $45m (£28m) defamation suit brought by former partner Frode Jensen, has taken on three partners and two associates from Vinson & […]

George Green hires two new department heads

Black country firm George Green has hired Neil Williams, formerly of Pinsent Curtis Biddle, as head of commercial litigation, while Tim Lang, previously the head of Weightman Vizards’ employment team, joins as head of employment. First revealed on www.thelawyer.com/lawyernews on 8 January

Edwin Coe gets top role on new global network

Edwin Coe is to spearhead AG Legal, a new global network of independent law firms launched by international accounting group Alliott Group. Edwin Coe was chosen by Alliott to chair the AG Legal committee.

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