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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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Lord Chief Justice warns Govt on judicial interference

The Lord Chief Justice Lord Phillips has called on the Government to stay away from the selection of judges in the wake of green paper ‘The Governance of Britain’, published by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). In a wide-ranging speech on judicial independence yesterday, Phillips told the Commonwealth Law Conference in Nairobi that the shake-up […]

Lovells looks after Ramsay acquisition

Lovells has represented Australian private hospital operator Ramsay Health Care on the £193m acquisition of Swedish healthcare provider Capio’s UK operations. Private equity partner Tom Whelan led the team acting on the deal, assisted by partners Alan Greenough and Stephanie Keen and associates Claire McCluggage and Amanda Onions. Ramsay bought Capio’s UK operations from private […]

International arbitration court launches in Singapore

The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) is setting up facilities in Singapore, creating the first international court in Asia. The intergovernmental organisation signed an agreement with the Singapore government last Monday (10 September) that means PCA arbitrations for the region will no longer have to go to The Hague. The PCA’s secretary general Tjaco van […]

South spark: international arbitration in Latin America

Latin America has finally realised that it needs to start trusting international arbitration. By Ignacio Suarez Anzorena and Christian Leathley For historical reasons, Latin American countries used to distrust international arbitration. The reason for such distrust was the perception that many international arbitrations and claims commissions established in the late 19th and early 20th centuries […]

Fortune punters

Assiduous readers of these pages may remember last week’s news (10 September) that Lovells celebrated its new nine-firm Chinese alliance with the mass offering of fortune cookies. There was indeed a glut of cookies at the firm. So much so that it decided a visit to Atlantic House last Monday (10 September) by Tulkinghorn’s scribes […]

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