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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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Withers appoints landed estates co-heads

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Schillings

UK 200 Position: 193= Turnov… Position: 200Firm: Schillings Turnover: £6.3mRevenue per fee-earner: £350KRevenue per lawyer: £450KRevenue per partner: £1,050KTotal number of fee-earners: 18Total number of qualified partners: 14Total number of partners: 6Total number of female partners: 0Total number of staff: 30

Eversheds

UK 200 Position: 8 UK 200 Sha… Position: 8 =Firm: Eversheds Turnover: £390mProfit per equity partner: £552KEarnings per partner: £323KEquity spread: £270K-£860KNet profit: £80mProfit margin: 21 per centRevenue per fee-earner: £176KRevenue per lawyer: £283KRevenue per partner: £1,134KRevenue per equity partner: £2.69mTotal number of fee-earners: 2,211Total number of qualified partners: 1,378Total number of partners: 344Total number […]

Wiggin

UK 200 Position: 165 Turnover: Position: 132=Firm: Wiggin Turnover: £14.3mRevenue per fee-earner: £311KRevenue per lawyer: £376KRevenue per partner: £894KTotal number of fee-earners: 46Total number of qualified partners: 38Total number of partners: 16Total number of female partners: 0Total number of staff: 0

iLaw snares Leslie Perrin for director position

Technology, media and telecoms boutique iLaw has hired Osborne Clarke’s former managing and ­senior partner Leslie Perrin. Perrin is to join the firm as a director and will focus on commercial litigation.iLaw director and co-founder Justin Ellis said: “He’s come in for three purposes. First, to establish his own litigation practice. Second, to help us […]

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