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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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Pinsent Masons continues European expansion with Paris launch

Pinsent Masons has planted its second flag in continental Europe by opening an office in Paris. The new office will be comprised of a nine-partner team from the main Paris office of Marccus Partners, the legal arm of Mazars, with corporate partner Christoph Maurer heading the base. It will offer corporate, M&A, commercial, restructuring, finance, […]

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Moves: 3 September 2012

Russell Holden, has joined Taylor Wessing’s capital markets team as a partner from Nabarro, where he was a partner in the corporate group. Holden said the growing international network at Taylor Wessing is the “perfect platform” to grow his practice. Tim Stocks, capital markets team partner, said Holden would help win new international mandates. UK […]

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Les grandes vacances are over, and in Paris several firms have marked the rentrée – or return to school – by bulking up their presence. Possibly the most significant move is being made by DLA Piper. As first revealed by The Lawyer, the Anglo-Saxon giant has announced it is merging with corporate boutique Frieh Bouhenic. […]

Norton Rose boosts City insurance disputes with CMS’s O’Connell

CMS Cameron McKenna regulatory and disputes head Liam O’Connell is set to join Norton Rose as a partner in its insurance litigation practice. O’Connell, who focuses on domestic and international insurance disputes and policy coverage analysis, has been a CMS partner since 2001. After joining the firm in 1990, O’Connell moved to insurance broker Sedgwick […]

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