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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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Travers Smith has boosted turnover by 13 per cent from £86.2m to £97.2m in 2013/14, while average profit by full equity partner (PEP) rose by 12 per cent to £882,000 compared with £790,000 a year ago. It is a return to double digit growth for Travers, which saw revenue rise by 18 per cent in 2011/12 from £71m […]

Conyers advises Tullett Prebon on acquisition of PVM Oil Associates

Conyers Dill & Pearman has provided Bermuda legal advice to Tullett Prebon on its $160m (£93m) acquisition of PVM Oil Associates and its subsidiaries. PVM is an independent broker of oil instruments, focused on energy products. The acquisition will increase the scale of its activities in the energy sector and create an even stronger presence […]

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Jones Day dominates mid-market M&A rankings for H1 2014

Jones Day has worked on more mid-market M&A deals than any other firm in the first half of 2014, taking the sole top spot in the global, European and UK rankings for the first time. According to figures from Thomson Reuters, the mid-market witnessed a significant uptick between 1 January and 30 June. Announced deals […]

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Charles Russell and Speechly partners say yes to £135m merger

Partners at Charles Russell and Speechly Bircham have today voted favour of merging their firms to create a £135m firm with 170 partners. Charles Russell Speechlys LLP will go live on 1 November 2014. Headquartered in London, the outfit will have a further eight offices scattered across the UK, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.  […]

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