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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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7 Bedford Row snr clerk steps down

After serving nearly 12 months notice, Chris Owen, 7 Bedford Row’s highly respected senior clerk, is finally leaving chambers. From the end of October, Owen will be able to embark on his new career as a consultant to the legal profession.Owen’s notice period has been so drawn out because of the difficulty the chambers has […]

Location, location, location

Nigel Carey looks at why Guernsey is a firm favourite for sophisticated funds business. Guernsey has enjoyed two clear lines of funds business growth in the last few years, principally in private equity vehicles and multi-manager funds, particularly funds of hedge funds. Looking ahead, securitisation business may also increase significantly as a result of new […]

Singapore law firms defy dry patch as banks' M&A drive sparks boom

Local alliances come good as Linklaters, Lovells, Freshfields and Herbert Smith muscle in on bank merger frenzy Law firms in Singapore have been the winners in a spate of mergers and acquisitions within the country’s banking sector.While Thomson Financial’s figures reported that M&A trends in the region have taken a dramatic downturn, for local and […]

DLA targets banks before downturn

DLA litigators are set to target 110 UK-based banks in a campaign to drum up work in the light of the predicted economic downturn. Predicting an increase of litigation around the recovery of unpaid debts, security enforcement and fraud, last Wednesday DLA’s litigators finalised a selling plan that included contacting banks and issuing advice and […]

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