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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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Reed Smith’s Paris office brings in Freshfields counsel

The French arm of Reed Smith, Reed Smith Rambaud Charot, has raided Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to boost its Paris real estate practice. Freshfields counsel Vincent Lassalle joins the firm as a partner, bringing with him US-qualified senior associate Stéphanie Chalanset-Moulié. The hire continues Reed Smith’s European expansion, which has seen the firm bolster its German […]

Nabarro swoops for Howrey dispute resolution duo

Nabarro has strengthened its dispute resolution team having recruited two partners from Howrey. Peter Fitzpatrick and George Maling were both partners in the litigation team at Howrey. Fitzpatrick specialises in international arbitration and litigation and has particular expertise in aviation, banking, oil and gas and healthcare. Maling also specialises in international arbitration and litigation and […]

Dewey & LeBoeuf names executive board

Newly merged firm Dewey & LeBoeuf has named the partners that will serve on the executive board responsible for managing the firm on a global basis. The 22-member executive board will combine the former LeBoeuf Lamb Green & McRae 11-member board and Dewey Ballantine’s six member executive board, adding five new Dewey partners. Former Dewey […]

Firm in focus: Denton Wilde Sapte

Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS) is increasing its secondments to the Middle East following the firm’s rapid expansion in the region. As revealed in this edition of The Lawyer (page 7), DWS chairman James Dallas is moving to the Dubai office to head the energy and infrastructure practice group. The firm currently has four secondees in […]

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