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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Orrick is hiring a corporate partner from the London office of Edwards Wildman as speculation mounts about additional exits from the US firm. Orrickhas hired Shawn Atkinson, a private equity and emerging company specialist whose clients include Bessemer Venture Partners, ABRY Partners and Greenspring Associates. Atkinson was also co-chair of the venture capital group, the cross-border […]

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Israel’s conflict with Hamas-controlled Gaza is escalating. Is this a place where lawyers can still do international business? The only certainty around Israel is that nothing is certain – the geo-political picture is evolving by the day. As one Israeli lawyer comments when asked to forecast practice trends for the next six months, “In some […]

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Barristers from No5 Chambers have represented the defendants in a football match-fixing case. Chann Sankaran and Krishna Ganeshan, businessmen from Singapore, and Michael Boateng, former Whitehawk FC defender, have been convicted of conspiracy to commit bribery after plotting to fix the results of football matches. Sankaran and Ganeshan have been sentenced to five years, and […]

DLA Piper hires Lytle and Cartwright to real-estate practice in Phoenix

DLA Piper has announced that Kevin Lytle and Craig Cartwright have joined the firm’s real-estate practice as partners in the Phoenix office. Lytle and Cartwright have a diverse real-estate transactional practice focused on representing public and private real-estate investment vehicles and other commercial entities. Over the past three years, they have handled more than $4bn (£2.3bn) […]

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