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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Burges Salmon poaches Bevan Brittan waste projects partner

Bristol’s Burges Salmon has bagged waste projects partner Nigel Campbell from local rival Bevan Brittan. Campbell joins Burges Salmon as a consultant, leaving Bevan Brittan after eight years as a partner. He has experience in PFI and PPP waste projects, including advising contractors, technology providers, funders and local authorities. Ross Fairley, co-head of Burges Salmon’s […]

Bingham benefits from latest Asahi departure

Bingham McCutchen has strengthened its global restructuring and insolvency capabilities with the addition of antitrust specialist Hiroshi Iyori from Asahi Law Offices. The hire comes just months before Bingham McCutchen will formally launch its merger with Japanese insolvency specialists, New Tokyo International. Bigham McCutchen New York-based corporate partner Satoru Murase commented: “This hire and our […]

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The Commerce & Industry (C&I) Group has invested in software to allow its sole in-house lawyer members to network online. The software, which will be rolled out to lawyers later in the year, is part of a programme aimed at supporting in-house counsel who work alone. The programme will allow sole in-housers to meet and […]

Dubai launch imminent for HBJ

Anglo-Scots firm HBJ Gateley Wareing is to open an office in Dubai, the firm’s first base outside the UK. Pending Dubai regulatory approval, the new office will open in September and focus on construction and shipping law. The firm intends to build a two-partner, two-associate team within 12 months. Two associates from the UK construction […]

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