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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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Magic circle firms top charts among leading corporates

Magic circle firms are pulling away from the rest of the pack when it comes to corporate finance work, according to a survey. Slaughter and May, Linklaters, Freshfields, Clifford Chance and Allen & Overy were ranked one to five in the Consensus’ Annual Broker Survey of more than 200 corporate finance clients. The companies surveyed […]

Bid to stub out early ad ban

The Law Lords are to have the final say on the Government’s bid to introduce a ban on tobacco advertising earlier than necessary. The Government is fighting to bring in early implementation of the European Tobacco Advertising directive in respect of tobacco advertising and sponsorship. But leave has been given by Lords Browne-Wilkinson, Hope and […]

Five UK firms win places on German giant's panel

German banking giant Commerzbank AG has appointed its first panel of law firms to handle its growing number of UK legal issues. Linklaters, Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance, Cameron McKenna and Theodore Goddard have won places on the panel after a beauty parade at the beginning of this year. Richard Caird, Commerzbank’s head of legal […]

Dibbs develops one-stop shop to advise e-commerce clients

Dibb Lupton Alsop is launching a one-stop shop for e-commerce clients to help them develop their businesses online. The service – dubbed dla.net – is being backed by lawyers from across the firm, including teams from IT and telecommunications, corporate tax and venture capital. In addition to helping entrepreneurs advance their dot com ideas, it […]

Divisions avoid clash of interests

Amalgamating the Chancery and Queen’s Bench Divisions would render the administration of chancery business unworkable, argues Hohn Mowbray. In Last week’s The Lawyer, Michael Briggs QC argued that the Chancery and Queen’s Bench Divisions should be amalgamated, but there is absolutely no need for this. The substitution of an equity or chancery “list” or “lists” […]

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