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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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Lawrence Graham lands Archipelago

Gold mining company Archipelago Resources has taken a shine to Lawrence Graham after instructing the firm for the first time on its recent admission to AIM. The firm won the work after Colin Loosemore, formerly the director of gold exploration company Brancote Holdings, took over as chief executive of Archipelago. Brancote is also a client […]

Freshfields M&A ace quits for Simmons Hong Kong

Simmons & Simmons has raided the Hong Kong office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for M&A lawyer Wui Seung Chong. Seung has become a consultant in Simmons’ Hong Kong office. He has particular experience in the financial sector, including a spell in the equity capital markets group at ABN Amro Rothschild. Seung was based in Beijing […]

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Insolvency favourites cash in on closed market in Germany

It was just as well that German lawyers always did their own litigation, because until recently there were few counter-cyclical elements to most law firms’ practices. Insolvency and restructuring were the preserves of specialist firms best known for their administration work. Wellensiek Grub & Partner, Kübler and Schultze & Braun are three of the specialist […]

Linklaters top equity guns for £1.25m

Linklaters is stepping up its drive to outstrip the income of magic circle rivals with plans to increase profitability by nearly 40 per cent in the next two years. Sources have informed The Lawyer that Linklaters’ management is expecting top of equity to reach £1.25m and bottom of lockstep to grow to £500,000 by 2005, […]

Parallel lines

They both do TMT. They both took on former Garretts offices. But Taylor Wessing and Olswang couldn’t be more different. Matt Byrne reports Two pods, different peas. At first glance, last year’s acquisition of former Garretts offices by the two technology, media and telecoms (TMT) stalwarts Olswang and Taylor Joynson Garrett (now Taylor Wessing) looked […]

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