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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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The Saudi princes, the Clifford Chance partner and London’s High Court

In trying to defend a claim brought by Apex Global Management behind closed doors Clifford Chance clients Prince Mishal al Saud, the former Saudi minister of defence, and his son Prince Abdulaziz bin Mishal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, have made the case big news (see blog). Details of the dispute remain unclear, thanks to a […]

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Slater & Gordon launches specialist crime teams

Slater & Gordon has broken its business crime and regulation (BCR) practice in two, with one half to focus on fraud, corruption and bribery cases and the other on regulatory investigations. The firm said it decided to create the two specialist teams in response to the “increasingly complex landscape” facing the business world and in […]

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Work Life Quiz: David Carter, Ashurst

What was your first job? I rode around on a milk float as a child but I did not get paid in cash so I suppose working as a temp for an agency which had me stuffing video cases, emptying lorries and cleaning Ealing Town Hall. What was your worst experience as a trainee? Sending […]

Job watch: private equity

Few things characterised the Noughties boom as much as the highly leveraged buyout. The driving force behind many of these multibillion-pound deals was private equity, a sector that consequently became among the most fashionable in the legal market. These days it is a different story. As Celene Yon, in-house private equity specialist at Barclay Simpson, […]

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