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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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DLA Piper is highly ranked in a number of sectors by Gvardia magazine

DLA Piper in Ukraine has been highly ranked in a number of sectors by legal magazine Gvardia. The law firm was ranked in the top three in Gvardia for real estate; in the top 10 for banking, insurance, information technology and telecommunications, securities and agribusiness; and top 15 for energy and pharma. The ranking methodology […]

Insurance and Reinsurance Newsletter — July 2013: Italy

DLA Piper has released the July 2013 edition of its Insurance and Reinsurance Newsletter: Italy. It covers: methods for notifying the tax register of data concerning contracts and insurance premiums; illegal data exchange among insurance companies and the damage it causes; personal minor injuries and more… If you are registered and logged in to the […]

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Goldsmith to challenge Singaporean government on anti-gay laws

Debevoise & Plimpton partner Peter Goldsmith QC is to challenge the Singaporean government over the state’s anti-gay legislation. The former attorney-general was instructed by Gary Lim and Kenneth Chee in their battle to strike down Singapore’s Section 377A legislation, which criminalises sex between mutually consenting adult men. Goldsmith has accepted the instruction on a pro […]

The law of 12 July 2013 and the reform of the partnerships’ regime

The law of 12 July 2013 transposing the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) introduces changes in Luxembourg corporate law and in particular in the partnerships’ regime. The most important topics are the modernisation of the existing Common Limited Partnership (CLP or, in French, ‘société en commandite simple’) and the introduction of a limited partnership […]

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