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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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AWG looks to Herbies as Morrison Construction purchase goes sour

Herbert Smith is facing up to Dechert and Olswang as the long-awaited case between AWG and Sir Fraser Morrison kicks off in the High Court today (5 December). Partner Adam Johnson is leading the case for AWG in its £130m claim against Sir Fraser over its September 2000 acquisition of construction business Morrison Construction. AWG alleges […]

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“Right! That’s it!” exclaimed the Lawyer, screwing up the fifth Christmas family newsletter we’ve received this week and aiming it at Liability’s head. “I don’t have to take this sort of thing. We’re writing one and inflicting the same sort of pain on everyone else.” I know what he means. That excruciating attention to detail: […]

White & Case leads Thai securitisation

White & Case has advised the lead managers to the Royal Thai Government on its largest securitisation to date. The government issued Bt10.3bn (£143.4m) of notes in four tranches with separate maturities. The bonds are secured by 30-year leases on the government’s new offices at Chaengwatthana and are the first to be sold under a […]

Herbies poaches Norton Rose finance star

Herbert Smith’s burgeoning finance practice has raided Norton Rose for a new partner. Andrew Newbery, an energy finance partner, quit earlier today (7 December) to join Herbert Smith. His departure date is still subject to negotiation. Newbery is the third partner to be hired by Herbert Smith in just two weeks. As first revealed in […]

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