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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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Inside Intel

Organisation: Intel Capital, Asia Pacific Employees: 300 Legal capability: Five Head of legal: Michael Scown, regional general counsel, Asia Pacific Reporting to: Suzan Miller, general counsel for Intel Capital, based in the US Main location for lawyers: Hong Kong Main law firms in Asia: Deacons Asia, Deacons Australia, Denton Wilde Sapte and Squire Sanders & […]

SJ Berwin launches Paris office

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Landwell lures Linklaters partner to enhance real estate capability

Landwell & Partners, the legal arm of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), has poached a partner from Linklaters & Alliance to head the Paris real estate practice’s legal side. Duncan Stapylton-Smith, who is a French and UK-qualified lawyer, specialises in real estate investments, construction and planning law and commercial leases. He will join two partners and 12 associates […]

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Halliwell Landau is circling Andersen Legal Garretts’ Manchester office as the firm continues to lose partners. David Rogers, a partner in construction litigation, is understood to be joining Halliwells while senior manager John Cleaveley, his number two, is moving in-house to national construction group John Mowlem & Co. The losses are a blow to Garretts. […]

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