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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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Shacklocks builds Derbyshire presence

East Midlands firm Shacklocks has acquired Don Partridge’s sole practitioner firm Partridge’s in Allestree, Derby. Shacklocks has eight offices spread across the East Midlands and Partridge’s move is aimed to strengthen itslegal and financial services expertise in rural and suburban Derbyshire , where the firm now has five offices.

A&O and Norton Rose instructed on brewing mega takeover

Heineken and Carlsberg have turned to traditional advisers Allen & Overy (A&O) and Norton Rose respectively to assist in their potential joint hostile takeover of Scottish & Newcastle (S&N). A&O corporate partners Alan Paul and Alun Eynon-Evans are leading the team acting for Heineken, while Norton Rose M&A partners Andrew Phillips and Philip Mellor are […]

E&Y hire maintains TwoBirds’ Italy growth

Bird & Bird has raided Ernst & Young’s (E&Y) Italian corporate practice as it continues its European hiring spree. The departure of M&A partner Edoardo Courir is the second this year for E&Y’s corporate practice in Italy, after department head Paolo Tanoni left earlier in the year for Lovells. In the past few months, Bird […]

Chadbourne makes up six to partnership

Chadbourne & Parke has made up six partners across its global offices, including one in London. The energy firm has promoted London corporate lawyer Charez Golvala, corporate lawyers Jonathan Melmed and Carlos Albarracin in New York, Robert Goldberg in the project finance group in Houston, real estate lawyer Mariusz Stawiarczyk in Warsaw and Kenneth Mack […]

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