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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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Italian M&A boutique Giliberti e Associata and UK firm Dickson Minto are cashing in on their client’s successful bid in Europe’s largest leveraged buyout. The two firms advised a UK-led private equity consortium comprising CVC, Permira, BC Partners and Italian private equity group Investitori Associati. The group outbid three rival consortia in the high-profile auction […]

Lex Mundi signs up Sri Lankan friend

International legal network Lex Mundi has signed up Sri Lanka’s oldest and largest firm, FJ & G de Saram.The firm has become the exclusive Lex Mundi member for Sri Lanka.FJ & G is a full-service commercial firm with a particular focus on banking, investment, telecommunications, copyrights and intellectual property.Lex Mundi has 160 firms world wide, […]

Not quite a superhighway

Next time you receive an email from Reynolds Porter Chamberlain, you will be pleased to know that the firm updates its website every day. Why is Tulkinghorn telling you this? Because the firm wants your help to win a legal magazine’s annual award for best website, and at the bottom of the email you will […]

London Underground set for shake-up of external advisers

London Underground Limited (LUL) has kickstarted a full-scale review of its external lawyers in anticipation of the company being transferred to Transport for London (TfL) next month. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, LUL’s principal legal adviser, has been invited to pitch along with a number of other firms, including Herbert Smith and Shearman & Sterling. However, it […]

BLP guns for Close Bros after Osborne Clarke raid

Berwin Leighton Paisner‘s (BLP) private equity practice is eyeing Close Brothers and Matrix Securities after hiring Osborne Clarke partner Geraint Lloyd. In addition to his work for Matrix, Lloyd’s practice is predominantly focused on his longstanding relationship with certain members of the Close Brothers Group. He works across several divisions on private equity-backed M&A transactions, […]

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