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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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US class action firm Cohen Milstein Hausfeld & Toll has recruited Anthony Maton to establish its London office. Maton joins from McGrigors, were he was a dispute resolution partner. •US class action firm Cohen Milstein Hausfeld & Toll has recruited Anthony Maton to establish its London office. Maton joins from McGrigors, were he was a […]

Norton Rose hires CC associate as partner

•Norton Rose has hired Clifford Chance senior associate Susanne Ullrich as a corporate finance partner to ramp up its Frankfurt office. Ullrich, who specialises in M&A and financial institutions, will be followed to Norton Rose by Clifford Chance associate Nico Naumann.

Trevor Brown: Nestlé

Having trimmed his team and cut legal spend, Nestlé’s general counsel for Europe Trevor Brown has put firms on high alert with his first panel review in four years. By Ben Moshinsky When Trevor Brown sends out invitations to tender, law firms make it a priority to be prompt with a reply. As head of […]

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