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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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Lovells hires Asia corporate head

Lovells has hired Greg Terry, former director and group general counsel of Hong Kong conglomerate Jardine Matheson, as head of the firm’s Asian corporate practice. Terry, who will be based in Lovells’ Hong Kong office from today (16 June), was a director and group general counsel of Jardine Matheson for 10 years. He was responsible […]

Barclays rejects merged entity Addleshaw Goddard

The merger of Addleshaw Booth & Co and Theodore Goddard has received a setback following its failure to secure a place on the Barclays general advisory panel. Addleshaw Booth & Co had been in the running for a place, but is understood to have missed out because of concerns at Barclays about the merged entity, […]

A&O champions poor on water privatisation deals

The treatment of poor people by banks involved in water privatisation projects in developing countries is at the centre of influential recommendations drawn up by Allen & Overy (A&O) lawyers on a pro bono basis. Some of the ideas were presented by the firm’s London-based projects partner Jeff Delmon at the Kyoto conference in Japan […]

True Brit

Paul Maher masterminded the Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw merger, and he’s not stopping there. Julia Cahill meets a driven man You can imagine Paul Maher going down a storm with the Americans at Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw. According to firm chairman Tyrone Fahner, the US partners love Maher’s understated British humour (some of […]

Addleshaws plans LLP and MBO to offload Enact arm

Addleshaw Goddard is set to convert to a limited-liability partnership and spin-off its bulk housing business Enact, probably through a management buyout (MBO). Addleshaw Goddard, the product of a merger between national firm Addleshaw Booth & Co and City firm Theodore Goddard on 1 May, was planning to start life as an LLP, but this […]

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