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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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Chicago-based bank Northern Trust has hired David Curtin to lead its legal team in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Curtin joins the fund manager from Aspen Insurance Holdings where he had been group general counsel since 2003. At Northern Trust, he will take on the new role of general counsel international and assistant […]

Mourant ramps up Cayman dispute practice

Offshore firm Mourant du Feu & Jeune has further boosted its Cayman Islands practice with the hire of Maples and Calder associate Ziva Robertson and Matthew Arnold & Baldwin (MAB) senior associate Peter Hayden as partners. Robertson, who was head of trust litigation at Maples, joins Mourant to continue the firm’s expansion of its disputes […]

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Private equity fund Lyceum Capital has set up a dedicated committee to explore the possibility of investing in the legal profession once the Legal Services Act comes into force in 2011.

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