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For Baker & McKenzie’s Harry Small, keeping Levi’s little red tab sacred was a must – despite the fact that he doesn’t wear jeans very often

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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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De Brauw resumes talks with Linklaters

Linklaters and De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek have resumed merger discussions after they broke down over a series of problems six months ago. A spokesman for the leading Dutch firm said: “We decided last week to get the talks back on. Before that there were no formal discussions or negotiations, but we were working very closely […]

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Chester firm Bartlett & Son could face a professional negligence claim after losing a time-wasting appeal at the hands of James Chapman & Co, according to the Court of Appeal. Should the client pursue it, the claim will come from a girl who in 1994, then aged three, was injured in a car accident and […]

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Ashurst Morris Crisp partner Martin Wright has advised on his fourth major head office relocation this year with the signing of Canary Wharf’s lease to Barclays Bank.The bank’s decision to house its new headquarters in the Docklands is the UK’s first major letting deal since the terrorist attacks on the US in September.Advised by Lovells […]

Ashursts launches global pro bono scheme

Ashurst Morris Crisp is embarking on an international pro bono drive, with the Paris and Frankfurt offices earmarked as the first locations for new projects. The firm has a community scheme running in its New Delhi office, but has decided to integrate all of its offices into an international pro bono scheme. The scheme will […]

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