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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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A&O, Slaughters advise on Britannia ‘super-mutual’ merger

Allen & Overy and Slaughter and May have won lead legal roles in Britannia Building Society’s merger with Co-op Financial services, creating a £70bn so-called super-mutual group. Britannia instructed regular adviser Allen & Overy, with corporate partner Richard Slynn advising on the merger. Co-op shunned its panel firms and turned to Slaughter and May corporate […]

K&L Gates revenue up more than a quarter

K&L Gates has announced a 27 per cent increase in global revenues for the last financial year. The firm hiked revenue from $755.2m in 2007 up to $959.4m in 2008. Profit per equity partner (PEP) saw a 6.7 per cent increase during the same period, from $800,100 up to $853,900. K&L Gates chairman and managing […]

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Leeds’ Fox Hayes goes into administration

Leeds-based firm Fox Hayes has gone into administration a month after the departure of its commercial and private client teams for Lupton Fawcett. David Wilson (pictured) and Julian Pitts of the Leeds office of Begbies Traynor have been appointed as administrators. It is understood that some 115 jobs could be lost, although few of these […]

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Herbert Smith advises on Nortel administration

Herbert Smith has won another instruction on an administration with a Canadian element, advising Ernst & Young (E&Y) on the administration of the European businesses of Canadian telephone manufacturer Nortel Networks. As reported on TheLawyer.com the firm also advised E&Y on the administration of oil exploration company Oilexco North Sea (19 January). On Nortel, the […]

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