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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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Mishcons India leads Godrej on its first UK acquisition

Mishcon de Reya‘s India team, led by corporate partner Nick Davis, has advised Godrej Consumer Products on its first UK acquisition. Godrej, one of India’s fastest-growing fast-moving consumer goods companies has bought Keyline Brands. Keyline, which boasts revenues of £16.7m, manufactures, sells and distributes cosmetics and toiletries to the likes of Boots, J Sainsbury and […]

CCB flotation heralds China and Hong Kong IPO goldrush

China and Hong Kong have become global hot spots for IPOs following the recent closure of the $8bn (£4.52bn) IPO of the China Construction Bank (CCB). Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Herbert Smith have successfully advised on the landmark IPO and listing of the bank on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKSE). The IPO is the […]

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Kirkland & Ellis has hired Natasha Watson, formerly of Baker & McKenzie, and Helena Potts, formerly of Weil Gotshal & Manges, as associates in its London-based European restructuring group. Addleshaw Goddard has hired banking partner Mark Thomas for its finance and projects division. Thomas, who specialises in structured finance, joins the firm from Mayer Brown […]

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