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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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Off-shore giants steam ahead with merger plans

Caribbean firms Hunter & Hunter and Appleby Spurling & Kempe are set to merge in a deal that will re-shape the off-shore legal market. The combined firm, to be called Appleby Spurling Hunter, will house 100 lawyers and be spread across five key jurisdictions spanning the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, London, the British Virgin Islands and […]

SJ Berwin in triple partner exodus blow

SJ Berwin has been hit by the triple defection of three partners including highly-rated private equity partner John Daghlian who is leaving for O’Melveney & Myers. Also leaving is Tom Usher to Dundas & Wilson and property partner Sally Pinkerton who is moving to the London office of Wragge & Co. Key deals for private […]

Watson Burton plans growth for new offices

Newcastle firm Watson Burton has invested £20m in new premises that will generate 60 new jobs this year. The 62,000sq ft St James’ Gate office space, which Watson Burton’s equity partners have bought outright, will allow the firm to expand by 40 per cent. The premises will be ready in May. As part of the […]

Lovells German head relinquishes role after 18 months

Lovells managing partner for Germany Oliver Felsenstein is stepping down from the role after just a year and a half in the job. Felsenstein said his decision was prompted by a desire to undertake more client work, adding: “I am a victim of the success of our private equity practice.” The German partner is also […]

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