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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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Camerons doubles Chinese capability

CMS member Lefebvre opens Shanghai practice; Hasche Sigle gets in on the act CMS member Bureau Francis Lefebvre has launched its Shanghai office, which in turn gives a major boost to CMS Cameron McKenna’s China practice. Camerons now has a de facto second office in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), and corporate lawyer Molly […]

Eversheds looks for Dutch ally as Boekel link folds…

Eversheds is in the market for a new merger partner in the Netherlands after agreeing to break off its exclusive association with Boekel de Nerée The decision – revealed last week on www.thelawyer. com/lawyernews – comes as litigation partner Alan Jenkins steps into the role of international director, previously held by Victor Semmens, who retires […]

Wolf Theiss launches in Bratislava and Belgrade

Wolf Theiss & Partners has opened offices in Bratislava and Belgrade as part of an expansion into Central Europe The firm has grown its Prague office and now it has relocated lawyers from there into Bratislava and Belgrade. A number of local associates have also been hired. It is understood that the offices were opened […]

Mishcons wins lead role as Locum Group sells up to Reed Health Group

Mishcon de Reya‘s corporate team is advising healthcare recruitment company the Locum Group’s management and investing shareholders on the sale of its entire issued share capital to Reed Health Group for £33.7m, payable in cash. The management-led deal, which was negotiated in four weeks, has already exchanged but is due to complete at the end […]

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