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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 and Vieira de Almeida join forces to bag landmark financings

Lovells and Portugal’s Vieira de Almeida & Associados have secured new instructions on bids for two of Portugal’s latest project-financed road deals after concluding a novel financing on the Litoral Centro toll road. The firms advised the Brisal consortium, led by private motorway operator Brisa, on the €795m (£546.2m) Litoral Centro motorway, linking Marinha Grande […]

DWS makes two partner promotions in TMT group

Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS) is mounting a rearguard action to cling on to its dwindling technology, media and telecoms (TMT) practice, with two telecoms associates becoming partners. It is understood that outgoing chief executive Virginia Glastonbury has indicated to two assistants, believed to be Nick Graham and Scott Singer, that they will be made up expeditiously. The […]

Eversheds lures Hill Dickinson key man

Eversheds has poached the head of claims management from Hill Dickinson, its biggest competitor in the high-volume business. Shaun Slack joins Eversheds after five years at Hill Dickinson. He joined the firm in 1999 to launch One Liability Services as a standalone claims management division. At a time when firms such as Addleshaw Goddard and […]

Firm profile: Pemberton Greenish

Pemberton Greenish” />Although only a young firm, Pemberton Greenish is as steeped in tradition as its extensive client list of landed estates. Since it was established in November 2000, the Knightsbridge firm has managed to secure such significant clients as the Cadogan Estate and the Sloane Stanley Estate in Chelsea, the John Lyons Charity Estate […]

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