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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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Eversheds develops Qatar with Islamic finance expert

Eversheds is ramping up its Middle East capabilities, parachuting a key London Islamic finance partner into its Qatar office. Amjad Hussain is moving to the office as part of the firm’s wider strategy to strengthen its Islamic finance team. Eversheds, which launched its Qatar office in 2006, is dedicated to building up its presence in […]

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Eversheds seals $600m Islamic loan for Barwa

Eversheds’ London and Qatar Islamic finance teams have advised on a $600m (£300.43m) loan for Qatar real estate company Barwa. The funds, raised by Gulf International Bank in Qatar, will be used by Barwa to finance international real estate operations and projects. Lead partner on the deal and head of Eversheds’ Islamic finance group Indraj […]

Polish elections delay legal fee cap

The controversial law to cap legal fees in Poland is likely to be put on hold until next year, with national elections set to disrupt its progress. The ruling Law and Justice Party has tried to introduce a law to cap legal fees at €70 (£48.67) an hour, which has met with opposition from domestic […]

O’Melveny nets third green energy role

O’Melveny & Myers has scored a deal advising new banking client Climate Change Capital on the launch of its first clean technology private equity vehicle, the €200m (£137.82m) Climate Change Capital Private Equity Fund. The team acting for the European bank was led by London partner Solomon Wifa, with corporate support from associate Lynn Chan. […]

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