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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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Stephenson Harwood eyes Paris disputes launch

Stephenson Harwood is planning to launch a disputes practice in Paris as the UK firm looks to broaden its offering in the French capital, where it currently only carries out transactional work. The move comes amid wider attempts by the firm to expand its international arbitration practice globally, with preparations underway to launch an offering […]

Allen & Overy partner joins MoFo in Hong Kong

Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) has hired a second corporate partner in Greater China within a month with the addition of a lawyer from Allen & Overy (A&O). MoFo has appointed Jeremy Hunt as a partner in its Hong Kong office. Hunt joins from partnership at A&O in Hong Kong, with a practice focusing primarily on […]

Dewey dues

Many Dewey ex-partners have paid into the contribution plan; some still have not A month and a half ago it seemed as though Dewey & LeBoeuf’s bankruptcy chiefs were finding London a tough cookie. The New York-based wind-down heads, led by chief restructuring officer Joff Mitchell of Zolfo Cooper and bankruptcy lawyer Albert Togut of […]

Lawin pursues EU law with Brussels project

Pan-Baltic firm Lawin has responded to increasing demand for EU advice from its clients by securing a Brussels base. The firm has found office space in Brussels, which it will use as a location for a ‘European Law Excellence Centre’ (Elex). Headed by Lithuania industry and regulatory practice group head Jaunius Gumbis, a team of […]

Osborne Clarke eyes New York launch as part of TMT strategy

Osborne Clarke is considering adding a second representative base in the US with the potential launch of an office in New York. The firm is mulling the plan as the latest step in its attempts to solidify relationships with US companies in the TMT sector in a move that could see it open for business […]

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