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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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Eversheds recaptures Stanley work from Ashurst

Eversheds has reasserted its grip on its client of 20 years Stanley Leisure after losing out to Ashurst on a big corporate instruction late last year. Eversheds banking partner Nigel Dale advised Stanley on a major restructuring of its banking arrangements and a new £275m facility agreement. The arrangement is a new five-year syndicated facility, led by Barclays Bank […]

O’Melveny raids Wilson Sonsini and McDermott

O’Melveny & Myers is ramping up its M&A offering in San Francisco and New York after raids on Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and McDermott Will & Emery. The Los Angeles-based firm has dealt a blow to McDermott with the hire of three partners, including the firm’s high-profile head of M&A Spencer Klein. Fellow M&A […]

Freshfields faced?

HR issues are at the top of everybody’s agenda these days, and a good thing too. But it was not always so. Rumours reach Tulkinghorn of a recruitment meeting in the dim and distant past at Linklaters. The HR head and a posse of partners were gathered to discuss the day’s candidates. Another partner was […]

Kirkpatrick private client pair joins Forsters

Mayfair firm Forsters has raided Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham to bolster its private client team. Partner Carole Cook and consultant Eliza Mellor joined Forsters last Tuesday (1 February), increasing the firm’s private client team to seven partners and two consultants. Cook and Mellor specialise in providing tax and trust advice to individuals, trustees and […]

Charles Russell tops AIM game

Charles Russell has stor-med the list of the top 10 legal advisers on AIM flotations. The firm worked on 19 deals last year, finishing second only to AIM specialists Memery Crystal, according to figures released by the AIM & OFEX Deal Monitor. “It’s been gradually growing,” said Charles Russell head of finance Simon Gilbert. “2002 […]

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