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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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As Clydes makes its China move, free trade zones clear way for deeper law firm links Clyde & Co did a ground-breaking deal in China last week. Through its Hong Kong arm the firm has established a joint venture with Chongqing-based West Link under the Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (Cepa). China […]

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China’s Ministry of Commerce forms two new sub-panels

China’s Ministry of Commerce has established two sub panels for legal services in relation to trade investigations. The latest sub-panels were formed two weeks after the government body launched its first formal panel (24 October 2013). Through public competitive bidding procedures, conducted by procurement agent CMC International Tendering Company on behalf of the Ministry of […]

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Exigent comes out fighting

LPO provider Exigent’s acquisition of mLegal this week gave me the chance to speak to CEO David Holme. It’s fair to say he had some seriously pithy comments to make about law firm process and re-engineering. Simply put, there isn’t any. Holme describes his company’s deal as “the next step to aligning the delivery of […]

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Former Virgin Money legal director named as Premium Credit GC

The former director of legal and company secretary at Virgin Money, Jasan Fitzpatrick, has named as general counsel of consumer credit firm Premium Credit. As general counsel Fitzpatrick is responsible for the legal, compliance, operational risk, and company secretary aspects of the business. He began in his new position on 15 April 2013, having taken […]

The Luxembourg side of London

By Camille Bourke On the one hand, ideally located at the intersection of Belgium, France and Germany, Luxembourg is a small but highly stable country boasting one of the highest GDPs per capita in the world. It is a founding partner of the EU and is home to some of its most important institutions, including […]

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