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All fair in love, war and commerce

By Jonathan Haydn-Williams The traditional position under the contract law of England and Wales (which I shall, with no disrespect to Wales, refer to as ‘English’ law) has been that, save for contracts giving rise to a fiduciary relationship (eg a contract between agent and principal), a duty of good faith in the performance of […]

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 […]

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Wolf Theiss has replaced its managing partner with a three-member management board as the firm looks to Poland for the next stage of its expansion in Central and Eastern Europe. Horst Ebhardt, who has been the firm’s managing partner since 2008, has been replaced with a three-member board comprising Bratislava managing partner Erik Steger, corporate […]

Norton Rose hires Ashurst partner to bulk up in Singapore

Norton Rose has bolstered its energy practice with the hire of Ashurst partner Ashley Wright to lead its Asia Pacific oil and gas team in Singapore. Norton Rose has bolstered its energy practice with the hire of Ashurst partner Ashley Wright to lead its Asia Pacific oil and gas team in Singapore. Wright joined Ashurst’s […]

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Freshfields bulks up on debt finance with raids on CC, Linklaters

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has made a double swoop on its magic circle rivals to bolster its debt capital markets practice. The firm has hired Linklaters partner Peter Allen and Clifford Chance senior associate Duncan Kellaway as it focuses on growing its bank facing business. Kellaway’s hire marks the second time this year that Freshfields has […]

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