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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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Allen & Overy forges corporate link with Royal & SunAlliance US sale

Allen & Overy (A&O) is working on its first corporate deal in the UK for Royal & SunAlliance (RSA), advising on the sale of its US asset management operation, Royal & SunAlliance Investments (RSAI), to Friends Ivory & Sime.The deal, which is worth £240m, creates one of the top-10 active fund managers in the UK, […]

CC plots raid on Brobeck for San Francisco launch

Ex-Brobeck chairman poised to lead eleven-partner team to CCR&W; Clifford Chance to vote this Friday Clifford Chance Rogers & Wells (CCR&W) is circling Brobeck Phleger & Harrison’s San Francisco office as it negotiates plans to take on a number of securities litigation partners to open an office in San Francisco.It is understood that the firm […]

Leading the game

Tulkinghorn is what is commonly known as an armchair sportsman – one of the main reasons he gets on so well with so many of the UK’s managing partners. After all, the only sport it is sensible to indulge in is golf, and even then only if one hasn’t been enjoying a gruelling four-hour luncheon […]

California dreamin’

Paul Stookes gave up a rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle to become an environmental lawyer after a trip to smoggy LA. Emma Vere-Jones meets the Head of the Environmental Law Foundation The top of an LA hotel is a rather strange place for a career crisis. But that’s where Paul Stookes was when he decided to […]

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