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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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Financings

Norton Rose acted for The Shipping Corporation of India in a refinancing of promissory notes worth $108.7m (u64m) issued by the company in connection with its new buildings programme. The Norton Rose team included shipping finance partner Harry Theochari and shipping finance assistant Richard Howley. The noteholder

B&M will comply with Indian rules

I am writing in connection with the article which appeared in The Lawyer on 29 November (B&M plans Indian office despite limit on licenses). Although the text of the article makes it clear that Baker & McKenzie’s future intention with regard to India, when finally developed, will be to operate in full compliance with the […]

Masons adds to IT department

London firm Jeffrey Green Russell (JGR) is losing a corporate and commercial information technology partner to Masons. Jon Fell joins Masons’ IT department this week, with the aim of improving the group’s e-commerce focus. Masons’ IT partner Clive Seddon says: “IT is very much a focus of this firm and he did not feel it […]

Freshfields in merger talks with German firm

Freshfields is in merger talks with German firm Bruckhaus Westrick Heller Lober. Similar talks with Gleiss Lutz Hootz Hirsch Rechtsanwalte were revealed just weeks ago but are believed to have been put on a back burner as the firm concentrates on the new target. A merger with Gleiss would give Freshfields a strong presence in […]

Digests

CMS Cameron McKenna’s European strategy has suffered a setback after the withdrawal of Swedish member firm Tisell & Co. Tisell was a founder member of CMS. But it now intends to join the legal and consulting arm of Ernst & Young. The 13-partner firm plans to merge with Ernst &Young’s Swedish legal, tax and consulting […]

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