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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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Yorkshire agriculture showing strong recovery compared with other regions, says R3

Agriculture in Yorkshire is showing a strong recovery compared with other regions, according to research by insolvency trade body R3. William Ballmann, chair of R3 and partner at Gateley, said it is encouraging to see signs that in Yorkshire, where many livelihoods still depend on the land, farming enterprises are starting to recover. Figures for […]

Brazilian trends

It’s begun! If the world media coverage hasn’t put you off, and you want to find out more about Brazil and football from a business perspective, then don’t miss the analyses we’re curating. Lawyers and sport: a volatile mix? Brazil: Goals How FIFA is changing Brazil’s Constitution for the World Cup The ‘injured’ relationship of […]

DLA Piper advises senior debt providers on management buy-out of Education Personnel

DLA Piper’s London debt finance team has advised Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, GE Corporate Finance Bank SAS, HSBC Bank plc, Investec Bank plc, Lloyds Bank plc and The Royal Bank of Scotland plc (the ‘Senior Club’) on their provision of senior debt finance to Education Personnel Holdco Limited and its subsidiaries. Incumbent sponsor Graphite Capital sold Education […]

UK manufacturing must target developing economies outside the EU, says Eversheds

Eversheds partner Robin Johnson has commented on the increasing confidence in the UK manufacturing industry. Johnson said: ‘UK plc has become very lean over the last few years. The future of manufacturing launch last year by Vince Cable emphasised that innovation and flexibility were the keys to longer-term growth. This has been embraced by UK […]

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