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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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The options for Leveson

The viable options open to Lord Justice Leveson fall into four main categories, says Dan Tench, who examines them here The key issue that Lord Justice Leveson has to address in his report is the appropriate model for regulation of the press. Numerous proposals have been advanced but the viable options essentially fall into four […]

Clifford Chance adds Italy head to management team

Clifford Chance Italy managing partner Charles Adams has been elected to the firm’s management committee for a four-year term starting on 1 January 2013. Adams, a banking partner in Milan, will represent the firm’s Continental European offices alongside existing committee members Yves Wehrli in Paris and Andreas Dietzel in Frankfurt. He replaces Moscow finance partner […]

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Preserving the status quo will not be an option for Lord Justice Leveson, says Kevin Bays In addition to denouncing the unacceptable and unlawful behaviour of some elements of the press, the Leveson Report is undoubtedly expected to recommend change to the current self-regulation system. The main question is whether the recommendation will be for […]

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Jones Lang LaSalle highlights real estate pressures for top firms

A growing number of ‘squeezed middle’ firms are looking to cut their real estate costs through sub-letting, double occupancy or mergers, the annual report from property services provider Jones Lang LaSalle has confirmed. The firm’s report into global real estate trends, published next week, focuses on the impact on firms of the tough economic and […]

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