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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 has confirmed speculation that it is discussing a joint venture with leading Singapore banking firm Shook Lin & Bok. Both are reaching the final stages of negotiations to put forward a bid for one of only five licences available from the country’s government. If granted, the licence would permit the two firms […]

Senior partner steps down as Richards Butler changes title

Richards Butler’s senior partner is stepping down after nearly a decade in the job, to become head of the firm’s employment practice. Tim Archer, who has served three consecutive terms as senior partner, is filling the void left by highly-rated employment partner Georgina Keane, who left the firm in February to join Lawrence Graham. Archer […]

Denton Wilde Sapte scores government PPP hat trick

Denton Wilde Sapte, Freshfields and Simmons & Simmons have beaten off four firms to win places on the Treasury Solicitor’s first Private Public Partnership (PPP) panel. The firms will handle all PPP government work and will deal predominantly with the Home Office. The firms won places after undergoing a lengthy tendering process beginning in February, […]

Weil Gotshal woos top duo for Germany

Weil Gotshal & Manges has poached the head of the German Takeover commission together with a former Jones Day Reavis & Pogue partner to launch its Frankfurt office. The office will be the firm’s first in Germany, although it already has three bases in eastern Europe. Banking regulatory expert Josef Tobien had a leading role […]

Dutch firm joins DLA alliance

DLA has confirmed that Dutch firm Schut & Grosheide has agreed to join its European Alliance DLA & Partners in the next few weeks – and says that another four firms will join within six months. The two firms are already working on joint ventures together after five months of talks. Talks between the two […]

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