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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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Collas Crill and CARD formally merge

Following recent announcements, Collas Crill and CARD (Charles Adams Ritchie & Duckworth) formally merged on 1 January 2015 The merger creates the first and currently only law firm with offices in Singapore, the Cayman Islands, London and each of the Channel Islands. The firm will remain as Collas Crill in Guernsey, Jersey, Singapore and London and […]

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DLA Middle East head quits to launch boutique with Carlyle MENA GC

DLA Piper’s Middle East and Kuwait managing partner Abdul Aziz Al-Yaqout has resigned to launch his own boutique firm in Kuwait. Al-Yaqout has teamed up with Carlyle Group MENA general counsel Bader El-Jeaan to launch the firm, Meysan Partners. Restructuring and M&A lawyer Al-Yaquout took up the regional managing partner role at DLA Piper in […]

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Heenan Paris launches Washington DC office to boost project work

Heenan Paris, the boutique which spun out of collapsed Canadian firm Heenan Blaikie last year, has launched an outpost in Washington DC to focus on energy and projects work. The firm has relocated project development and finance partner Sanjoy Jay Bose to the US to spearhead the initiative. Bose will be joined by partner Stephen […]

Finland’s Roschier tempts Latham capital markets partner home from London

Finnish firm Roschier has announced the hire of Latham & Watkins capital markets partner Antti Ihamuotila, bringing him back home to Helsinki after 15 years in London. Ihamuotila has worked alongside Roschier on a number of transactions. Recent deals the two firms have both worked on include last year’s acquisition of ceramic toilet maker Sanitec […]

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