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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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January is often regarded as the month of abstention, cutting back and slimming down after the indulgent celebrations of the holiday season, and that’s also true of the in-house circuit. Just this week the SRA started 2013 with a bang by slashing its prosecutions panel from 16 firms to seven in a bid to bring […]

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A single patent court system for Europe and the high-profile ‘phone wars’ are putting IP at the heart of clients’ business strategies Recent multibillion-pound patent portfolio acquisitions of Motorola Mobility and Nortel have emphasised the value of IP as a mainstream asset class. On a global level countries are developing national ‘IP strategies’ designed to […]

Freshfields quartet quits Milan office to join Italian boutique

A team of senior lawyers from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s Milan office has left the firm to join former colleagues at Italian boutique Orsingher. Corporate partners Mario Ortu and Nicola Barra Caracciolo, together with senior associate Paolo Canal and consultant Stephen McCleery all joined Orsingher as partners on 1 January to establish the firm’s corporate practice. […]

MOLITOR promotes Huppertz to partner

Martina Huppertz has been promoted to partner in MOLITOR Avocats à la Cour’s banking and finance practice. Huppertz focuses on a range of banking and finance issues and has considerable experience in investment funds. She advises local and international clients from various sectors on regulatory, governance and transactional matters. She also heads the firm’s German […]

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