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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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DLA Piper advises QIC on construction of NorthConnex motorway in Sydney

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Taylor Wessing has strengthened its private equity offering in Germany with the hire of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom partner Walter Henle. Munich-based Henle has joined Taylor Wessing as the firm’s German private equity head. He will be based in Munich but will work alongside Michael Stein and Christian Kleeberg in Frankfurt. Meanwhile in Frankfurt, […]

BTA Bank v Mukhtar Ablyazov heads to the Supreme Court

The multi-billion pound case vigorously pursued against Addleshaw Goddard client Mukhtar Ablyazov by Kazakhstan’s JSC BTA Bank is set to take a new turn when it reaches the Supreme Court later this year. Three Supreme Court justices, Lords Mance, Sumption and Hughes, have granted an appeal to Hogan Lovells’ client BTA Bank, which requests that […]

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Irwin Mitchell London employment head quits for Wragges

Irwin Mitchell London employment head John Hayes has quit to join Wragge & Co, just days chief executive John Pickering announced his retirement from the firm. Hayes will join Wragge & Co’s 28-strong employment team ahead of the firm’s merger with Lawrence Graham (LG) in May 2014 (11 December 2013). The pair decided to merge at […]

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