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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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Crown Estate replaces head of legal as Peeke exits for Land Securities

The Crown Estate has appointed in-house solicitor Rob Booth as its new head of legal, replacing Alex Peeke who is set to exit for Land Securities. Rob Booth will step into his new role once Peeke exits in July, reporting into the Crown Estate’s director of business operations and general counsel Vivienne King. In his […]

DLA Piper opens flagship Sydney office at No.1 Martin Place

DLA Piper’s Sydney office has officially relocated from 201 Elizabeth Street to new premises at No.1 Martin Place in Sydney’s business and financial community.  Following one of the largest leasing transactions in the Sydney CBD last year, DLA Piper now occupies four floors in the landmark high-rise building, which is owned by No.1 Martin Place Trust and the Charter Hall […]

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Clydes launches fifth US office with Orange County base

Clyde & Co has hired two partners from US firm Keesal, Young & Logan to establish its fifth US office in Orange County, Southern California. Marine partners Joe Walsh and Frances Keeler launched the office with two associates in temporary office space in Newport Beach today. Walsh will head the team, which will focus on the […]

Schoenherr hires Rosario Sapuppo as head of Italy desk in Istanbul

Rosario Sapuppo has joined Schoenherr as head of the newly established Italy desk in the firm’s Istanbul office. In this role, Sapuppo applies his expertise in corporate/M&A, foreign direct investment and international commercial law to support the growing number of Italian firms with business activities and/or investments in Turkey. In addition, Sapuppo draws on his […]

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