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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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Accountancy giant PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has set its sights on the Australian and Asia Pacific legal markets with the launch of a local legal arm. Headed by former King & Wood Mallesons partners Tony O’Malley and Tim Blue, the offering is a “natural adjacent and complementary offering to a number of our core competencies”, according to […]

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Khaitan & Co has provided Indian legal advice to the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, Hong Kong branch. This was in relation to a $30m (£18m) term loan facility granted to the State Bank of India, Shanghai branch, for general corporate purposes. Partner Devidas Banerji represented the client on the transaction.

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Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Jones Day are among the firms advising the Coca-Cola Company on its partnership deal with energy drink business Monster. The global drinks brand is also to pay $2.15bn (£1.3bn) in exchange for a 16.7 per cent stake in Monster, gaining two seats on the its board of directors.  […]

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Pannone partners break three-year lock-in to leave Slater & Gordon

At least two legacy Pannone partners have managed to exit Australian-listed Slater & Gordon and others are negotiating exits despite a three-year lock-in. Just six months after Manchester-based Pannone was acquired by consumer giant Slater & Gordon, construction partner Sean McCay and travel injury partner Clare Campbell have left and at least two more partners are […]

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