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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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It was all go on Sunday 18 April when 32,101 runners lined up in and around Greenwich Park for the start of the London Marathon. The huge crowd was made up of people of all ages, fitness levels and walks of life. And lawyers. Secreted anonymously among the throng, cannily disguised as runners, were dozens […]

McCann corners Ireland’s asset-covered bonds market

McCann FitzGerald has carved out a niche for itself in the Irish finance market, so far winning all mandates to advise on the country’s new asset-covered bonds. The firm got in on the act early when partner Roy Parker worked with the Irish Bankers Association to help draft the 2001 legislation that covers the securities, […]

Mallesons seeks new leader as chief embarks on new career

Australia’s Mallesons Stephen Jacques is set to appoint a new chief executive following the current incumbent’s new role as managing director and chief executive of the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX). Tony D’Aloisio has held the post at Mallesons for 13 years. He is expected to take up his new role at the ASX in October. […]

Wagamama looks to Travers for AIM float as IPO market revives

Travers Smith Braithwaite is close to executing an AIM float for noodle bar chain Wagamama as the initial public offering (IPO) market shows signs of springing back to life. Travers originally advised Graphite Capital Management back in 1998 when it first invested in Wagamama. Graphite currently holds around 60 per cent of the restaurant chain, […]

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