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All fair in love, war and commerce

By Jonathan Haydn-Williams The traditional position under the contract law of England and Wales (which I shall, with no disrespect to Wales, refer to as ‘English’ law) has been that, save for contracts giving rise to a fiduciary relationship (eg a contract between agent and principal), a duty of good faith in the performance of […]

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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Dechert and Norton Rose have cemented their positions as leading advisers for Islamic finance by winning roles in the AIM listing of The Family Shari’ah Fund. Norton Rose advised the company, led by Islamic finance partners Neil Miller and Davide Barzilai. Dechert’s head of Islamic finance in London Abradat Kamalpour ­represented Blomfield ­Corporate Finance, which […]

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Tulkinghorn was impressed this week by League of Gentleman star Steve Pemberton, who in his latest masterful performance plays Arnaud de Senilhes, the former Paris-based managing partner of Taylor Wessing France. However, Tulkinghorn was unable to confirm rumours that de Senilhes is doubling as ­Royston Vasey-based Restart officer Pauline Campbell-Jones.

Ex-2Birds disputes head joins Lewis Silkin

Lewis Silkin has hired Duncan Quinan as a partner in its ­litigation and dispute resolution practice. Quinan joins the firm from Bird & Bird, where he was head of dispute resolution between 1996 and 2003 and more recently a consultant. Lewis Silkin head of litigation and dispute resolution Tom Coates said: “Duncan’s arrival adds further […]

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Just two weeks after the news of the charity walk success of a team from Thomas Eggar, Sub-prime Of Our Lives, comes more news from the South East firm’s media harlots. Opera singer Anthony Nixon, who is a tax and succession planning ­partner at the firm in his spare time, features on a billboard advert […]

Cadwalader launches covered bond practice

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft has launched a transatlantic covered bond practice group in response to the developing covered bond market in the US. The team, which incorporates 12 partners across the firm’s London, New York and Charlotte offices, will take advantage of the new market in the US, which is expected to be an alternative […]

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