CC loses ground to UK rivals in US growth stakes

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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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Lovells Beijing chief quits for role at alliance firm

The head of Lovells’ Beijing office has left the firm on the eve of its merger with Hogan & Hartson to join China’s AllBright Law Offices. Robert Lewis, who was the driving force behind Lovells’ Sino-Global Legal Alliance (SGLA), joins AllBright’s Beijing office on 1 May – the day the Hogan-Lovells union goes live – […]

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With the UK general election imminent, which of the political parties is best-placed to understand the relationship between the mainland and offshore economies? By Graham Parrott  I do not think anyone could have failed to notice that an election is about to take place in the UK. By the time 6 May arrives many […]

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The financial year ended last week in the usual flurry of bill-chasing, but the mood was more relaxed than I’ve seen for a while. It was certainly a whole lot happier than this time last year; the broad consensus is that most firms are expecting anything between a flat revenue performance to a drop of […]

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“World’s worst tennis pro” loses Telegraph libel case

The High Court has thrown out a defamation claim brought against the Daily Telegraph by tennis player Robert Dee, who claimed the paper had defamed him by dubbing him the “world’s worst tennis pro”. Addleshaw Goddard partner David Engel has secured more than 30 settlements from media outlets for Dee, who had pursued them for […]

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