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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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Caribbean Court of Justice set to replace Privy Council

From November, the Privy Council in London will cease to be the final court of appeal for Caribbean members of the Commonwealth, bringing to an end one of the final vestiges of the British Empire. It will be replaced by a new court, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), based in Trinidad. The CCJ will […]

The Celt belt

Ireland’s M&A and corporate finance markets are booming. Eithne FitzGerald provides a round-up of the biggest deals in the past year The last year has again been very busy for Ireland on the M&A and corporate finance front, with the building materials, financial services, media and real estate sectors dominating. The take private arena has […]

Cayman firms stay put in wake of Hurricane Ivan

Plans to evacuate scores of lawyers and staff from the Cayman Islands have been scrapped as law firms today (22 September) restart operations in the wake of Hurricane Ivan that devastated the island. Firms were planning to restart their Cayman operations in either London, the US, and neighbouring Caribbean islands unaffected by Ivan. However, with […]

MAQS looks for Baltic rim supremacy with merger

Pinsents’ Scandinavian ally Magnusson Wahlin Qvist Stanbrook (MAQS) has merged with niche Swedish outfit Bergling & Partners as part of a push to dominate the Baltic rim. Bergling, a six-lawyer specialist business law firm, will be integrated into MAQS’s Stockholm headquarters and is intended to bolster its corporate capability, with post-merger revenue growth predicted at […]

Speechly nabs Boodle Hatfield partner

Beleaguered law firm Boodle Hatfield has been dealt a blow by the loss of the head of its contentious trust and probate team to Speechly Bircham. Alison Meek, who had been a partner at Boodle Hatfield for seven years, left the firm on 10 September. She is currently on gardening leave and is expected to […]

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