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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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Jones Day seeks new jobs for post-merger Pennie staff

Jones Day seeks new jobs for post-merger Pennie staff” />Jones Day is attempting to find new positions for staff from New York intellectual property (IP) practice Pennie & Edmonds, who are facing redundancy following its recent merger. Pennie, which ceased operations on 31 December after 120 years of practising law, officially merged with Jones Day […]

Sorin lures partner from Oppenheimer

Sorin, the medical technology company recently spun-off by Italian conglomerate Snia, has appointed Oppen-heimer Wolff & Donnelly partner Bryan Sheridan as its new head of legal.

Cleary’s Euro growth continues as it takes more space in Milan

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton has taken space for a new Milan office – a sign that its rapid expansion in Europe is set to continue in 2004. The firm has taken 1,200sq metres in a central city building which is home to the real estate arm of Italian insurance company Generali. As well as […]

Separated at birth

There’s so much to put up with as the wife of a well-known hellraiser: welcoming back reprobate family members, strumming the guitar at all hours of the night, dealing with screaming fans (less of those these days, however) and all his crazy international friends – it must all be hell for the wife of a […]

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