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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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CC to become American idol

Don’t doubt the extent of the magic circle’s ambition. With the UK elites’ average profits now outpacing all but a few on Wall Street, that old dream of cracking the US suddenly looks less of a joke. First it was Allen & Overy, which was rejoicing that its New York practice was turning over some […]

Linklaters fields multijurisdictional team for landmark Indian IPO

Linklaters has scored the advisory role in a key Indian real estate IPO. The Rs.91.88m (£1.1bn) IPO of India’s largest real estate developer DLF saw the firm assemble a team that consisted of lawyers in India, London, Tokyo, Hong Kong and the US. Arun Balasubramanium, a partner in the firm’s India group, and US associates […]

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The current progress of the Legal Services Bill through Parliament in Westminster is being watched closely not just by lawyers in England and Wales. North of the border there are plenty of Scottish lawyers with concerns about the potential effects of the wide-ranging legislation that is likely to be passed later this year. Last Monday […]

CC shakes up business development function

Clifford Chance has appointed a new global head of business development ahead of the impending departure of incumbent Charles Doyle. London-based Laurie Robertson, currently head of business development for the global corporate practice, will take up the position on 1 August. In the role, Robertson will take responsibility for coordinating the firm’s business development teams […]

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