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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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How do you solve a problem like the Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) finance team? That is the question facing new finance head Adam Dann. The former projects and infrastructure partner has just been handed finance chief Matthew Kellett’s crown and with it the job of straightening out the troubled team. But does Dann have the […]

Supreme Court decision on misrepresentation during pre-contract negotiations

In a significant decision by the Supreme Court, a representor has been held liable for its negligent misrepresentation to another party other than the party that was later induced to conclude the contract. A negligent misrepresentation is an untrue statement of fact or law made by Party A that induces Party B to enter into […]

Legislative decree no. 231/2001: the stance taken by the Italian Supreme Court on conspiracy crimes and more

By Raffaella Quintan, Antonio Carin, Benedetta Cicconi, Ilaria Curti, Raffaele Perfetto and Francesco Lalli By two separate decisions, the Italian High Court (Corte di Cassazione) has recently pointed out some very significant aspects concerning the application of Legislative Decree No. 231/2001 (corporate criminal liability).  The judges of the Supreme Court have clarified the profile of the crime of […]

Eversheds welcomes restructuring lawyer Claire Sharf as a legal director

Restructuring lawyer Claire Sharf has joined Eversheds as a legal director in the law firm’s restructuring team. She previously worked for Pinsent Masons, where she spent 12 years in the firm’s restructuring team. She also spent time on secondment to HSBC. Sharf specialises in workouts, security enforcement and transactions involving distressed companies. She advises clients […]

The European employment agenda for 2014

For most HR practitioners and in-house counsel, keeping abreast of domestic legal developments can be challenging. For those with a multi-national remit, the task is huge, particularly as the drive for harmonised terms, policies and practices becomes more commercially desirable. Allen & Overy asked 10 members of its global employment practice (the firm’s network of […]

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