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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 […]

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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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Kingsford Stacey wins council work

City firm Kingsford Stacey Blackwell’s county roots helped it win one of its biggest ever property contracts – a disposal for Hertfordshire County Council of properties worth £27m. The firm won the work against competition from larger firms, one of which was national. The council refuses to name the competition. Kingsford Stacey, which has 24 […]

Cameron McKenna's Head of Africa jumps ship to US firm

Biggs is the third Camerons projects partner to leave for a US firm in just over six months. In August Martin Stewart-Smith and Paul Stock decided to jump ship for the London office of Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe. Biggs is head of Camerons’ African group and his departure will come as a blow to the […]

Stanbrooks lures lawyers from closed Belgian firm

Stanbrook & Hooper and Bird & Bird have benefited from the break-up of Belgian firm Cannart Andre-Dumont Erkelens Goethals. Brussels-based Stanbrooks has lured two of the firm’s partners – Emmanuel de Cannart d’Hamale and Hubert Andre-Dumont – and four associates to set up its Belgian corporate and commercial department. Another Cannarts partner, Catherine Erkelens, has […]

London leads way in mediation boom

Mediation and arbitration is a growth area throughout the legal market – and London has become the leading centre for settling cross-border cases. Claire Smith reports. The litigation market is experiencing a radical shake-up. “Those firms that are into mediation and arbitration work are well placed,” says leading alternative dispute resolution (ADR) partner Stephen York […]

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