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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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HSBC legal chief dragged into ‘informal internships’ row

HSBC’s legal department is at the centre of the ongoing controversy surrounding ’informal’ work experience. The situation has arisen after group general counsel Richard Bennett sent a rejection letter to a student who had sought unpaid work experience in the banking giant’s legal department. According to today’s Financial Times, Bennett wrote in the letter that […]

EMW, Eversheds drive Jardine’s Wayside buy

EMW and Eversheds have both landed roles on Jardine Motors Group’s acquisition of car dealership Wayside Group. The deal, which is one of the most significant UK automotive mergers since the recession, brings Jardine Motors’ turnover to more than £1.2bn, making it the sixth-largest dealer group in the UK. Eversheds advised long-time client Jardine Motors. […]

Macfarlanes bolsters finance team with Clifford Chance hire

Macfarlanes has scooped a Clifford Chance structured finance partner as it looks to bolsters its debt capital markets and acquisition finance offering. Rachel Kelly, who joins the firm on Monday, has been a partner at Clifford Chance for 14 years, playing a key role in developing the magic circle firm’s structured finance and debt capital […]

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