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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 […]

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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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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has appointed a new Paris managing partner, replacing Antoine Colonna d’Istria who steps down after four years in the role. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has appointed a new Paris managing partner, replacing Antoine Colonna d’Istria who steps down after four years in the role. Commercial arbitration and litigation specialist Elie Kleiman – who […]

Norton Rose relocates Montreal partner to Hong Kong

Norton Rose has relocated Montreal-based partner Andrew Bleau to fortify its Hong Kong capital markets and M&A practice four months after its merger with Canadian firm Ogilvy Renault. Bleau, a US- and Canadian-qualified lawyer, has been a partner with the Montreal-based Ogilvy Renault for eight years. The firm was rebranded as Norton Rose OR when […]

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With the New York Convention as standard-bearer, arbitration is making moves to supplant the more traditional forms of international litigation. Andrea Dahlberg and James Freeman report International arbitration is increasingly preferred to litigation for resolving international commercial disputes. Globalisation has been a key factor in bringing this about. In a world of cross-border trade and […]

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