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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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Fortune punters

Assiduous readers of these pages may remember last week’s news (10 September) that Lovells celebrated its new nine-firm Chinese alliance with the mass offering of fortune cookies. There was indeed a glut of cookies at the firm. So much so that it decided a visit to Atlantic House last Monday (10 September) by Tulkinghorn’s scribes […]

Competition winners

Competition stories, it seems, are like buses. You wait around for ages for one to arrive and then two come along at once. Europe’s Court of First Instance (CFI) has had a particularly busy morning, ruling on two competition-related cases with wide repercussions. For the first, we really did have to wait a long time: […]

Court in the middle

Birmingham is making a strong case for the High Court’s permanent residency in the city in tandem with the city’s professional services lobbying group Birmingham Forward. Early last year Birmingham’s legal community, including the Birmingham Law Society, No5 Chambers and St Philips, joined forces with the city’s professional services lobbying group Birmingham Forward to publish […]

Ashurst secures activist investor’s HSBC bid role

Ashurst‘s bold strategy of targeting activist investors as clients is paying off, with the top 10 firm advising a boldface activist on its current assault on HSBC. US-headquartered asset manager Knight Vinke has turned to Ashurst for strategic advice on its focus on the UK’s biggest bank. The shareholder activist now has the backing of […]

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