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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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Shearman takes role on record german IPO

Shearman & Sterling has advised a real estate company in the largest IPO in Germany this year. The IPO of Alstria Office will allow the company to be converted into a real estate investment trust (Reit) once the new regulation is formally agreed, which is expected later this month. Lead partner of the team at […]

Hackney legal chief falls foul of overhaul

Borough solicitor at the London borough of Hackney Meic Sullivan-Gould has lost his job. Sullivan-Gould was only promoted to the borough solicitor role from a position as deputy head of legal in 2005, but has lost his job as part of a management shake-up led by chief executive Penny Thompson. Thompson took over as chief […]

Borat spat

Tulkinghorn is pleased to report news of a chivalrous hero among the City elite, who got into a punch-up earlier this month in a swanky City bar. This head of department, who wishes to remain anonymous, was (or at least claims he was) protecting the honour of a female associate who was receiving the unwanted […]

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