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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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Dewey & LeBoeuf is set to lose members of its top management team for the first time since the new group was introduced, with litigation head Jeffrey Kessler quitting for Winston & Strawn as part of a 22-partner defection and Richard Shutran joining O’Melveny & Myers. O’Melveny has snatched Shutran and New York and renewable […]

Litigation funders celebrate as clients seek third-party capital

Third-party funder Harbour Litigation Funding has raised £120m to plough into commercial litigation cases while its market rival Vannin Capital has quadrupled its annual litigation fund from £25m to £100m to meet growing demand. Harbour head of litigation funding Susan Dunn said as the market was beginning to mature clients were increasingly looking to the […]

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Bristol’s TLT expands into Scotland and Northern Ireland

TLT is set to expand into Scotland and launch in Northern Ireland, with the Bristol-based firm announcing plans to merge with Scottish firm Anderson Fyfe. The merger, which follows a widespread market trend among English firms to open offices north of the border, will see the creation of a firm under the name TLT Scotland. […]

UAE’s Fichte & Co bolster practice with two hires

UAE shipping boutique Fichte & Co Legal Consultancy has made a duo of senior hires in a bid to diversify its practice. The firm has brought on board Donald Francoeur as a partner to head its corporate and commercial team. Francoeur originally qualified as a lawyer in Canada, and was a partner at Stikeman Elliott […]

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Taylor Wessing eyes CEE expansion with local merger

Taylor Wessing is expanding into Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) through a merger with Austrian-headquartered ENWC. The merger takes effect today (4 May) and sees the UK firm expand into six new jurisdictions – Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Ukraine. The CEE offices will operate as Taylor Wessing ENWC Attorneys at Law. […]

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