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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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Covington boosts London office with Glaxo hire

Covington & Burling’s London office has hired the former general counsel of pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline as senior counsel Jim Beery (left) will join the firm’s core life sciences practice. Before GlaxoSmithKline, Beery worked at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and the London office of US firm Morrison & Foerster.

SAS?… more like SOS

The latest in an occasional series entitled ‘What were they thinking of?’ is this little offering from a newly merged Stockport firm.As you are probably fully aware – Tulkinghorn expects that all his readers are au fait with the Stockport legal scene – Sinclair Abson Smith has merged with Walls Johnston to become an 11-partner […]

Denton International loses Berlin office to D&P’s Görg

DLA German alliance member Görg has merged with the Berlin office of Denton Wilde Sapte’s international alliance member Heuking Kühn Lüer Heussen Wojtek The marriage with the 25-lawyer office, which includes 12 partners, gives Görg its first presence in Berlin.Heuking’s Berlin office is particularly strong in real estate and it will also give Görg public […]

Gibson Dunn and Travers collaborate on Bridgepoint's Virgin investment

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner Nicholas Aleksander found himself teaming up with former colleagues from Travers Smith Braithwaite as the two firms worked on Bridgepoint Capital’s investment in Virgin Active.The London office of Gibson Dunn advised the management on the deal, with Travers Smith partner Charles Barter acting for long-time client Bridgepoint. Bridgepoint acquired a […]

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