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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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Mayer Brown bags Inter-Alliance work

Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw is advising new client Inter-Alliance Group on its takeover offer of HST Financial. Inter-Alliance, which is an independent financial advisory group, has in the past been advised by Lawrence Graham.The client was first introduced to Mayer Brown corporate partner Stephen Bottomley at the in-house conference organised by The Lawyer in […]

Opinion

Is your management in control of the knowledge relating to the risk areas in your firm? And is it taking effective steps to manage those risks? Given recent events in the professional world, the answer for many firms is likely to be no.I am speaking of knowledge and risk in the widest possible context. Knowledge […]

Stibbe relocates tax head to London

Stibbe, Herbert Smith’s Benelux ally, is moving its head of international tax to London, where it currently has no tax capability Michael Molenaars, who is presently in the firm’s New York office, will arrive with a small tax team in September. The firm is adding the tax capability as it is working on an increasing […]

Date set for Deacons-White & Case HK showdown

The Hong Kong High Court has set down a trial date of 9 September for a suit brought by Deacons against White & Case The US firm has recruited four partners and a senior assistant from Deacons. Deacons claims the approach was in breach of a non-recruitment clause in a 1999 confidentiality agreement covering unsuccessful […]

Buck review

London head Bruce Buck reckons he’s your typical Skadden lawyer: a private life’s just a distraction from work. Kathryn Hobbs reports The temperature is up in the high 20s, and following a deeply unpleasant ride in the steaming sweathole that is the Jubilee Line, the cool of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom’s Canary Wharf […]

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