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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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Safety first for Barclays’ quest

Bank tipped to replace GC Mark Harding with internal candidate after Libor scandal The quest to find a new general counsel (GC) at Lloyds Banking Group sums up pretty well the challenge Barclays has in the coming months. Lloyds is understood to have scoured City law firms for potential replacements for retiring Harry Baines last […]

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Goodwin Procter picks up Travers Smith property finance partner

Goodwin Procter has added a partner to its growing London office with the hire of Travers Smith real estate finance specialist Paul Lyons. Lyons has been a banking partner at Travers since 2003, focusing on real estate finance and leveraged finance on the lender and sponsor sides. He advises banks on debt originations and restructurings, […]

Valentine’s Day love-in for Cobbetts and HL

It didn’t take long, but Cobbetts’ debt recovery business, Incasso, has found that special someone. HL Legal Solicitors has agreed to buy the team from the collapsed Manchester’s firm’s administrators, KPMG, in a deal announced today. It had been a shaky few days for Incasso. When Cobbetts filed notice to appoint administrators and began seeking […]

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