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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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Conyers advises Avolon on $636m aircraft securitisation

Conyers Dill & Pearman has advised Avolon, an international aircraft leasing group, on the Bermuda law aspects of its $636m (£398m) asset-backed securitisation (ABS) for Emerald Aviation Finance, a newly established special-purpose company. The ABS aircraft portfolio comprises 20 aircraft manufactured by Airbus, Boeing and Embraer. Jason Piney, Victor Richards and Waynette Hollis of Conyers’ Bermuda office acted for […]

Conyers’ Chris Garrod discusses the rise of ILS in Global Reinsurance magazine

In advance of the Convergence 2013 ILS event in Bermuda on 13 and 14 November, Chris Garrod, head of Conyers Dill & Pearman’s Bermuda insurance practice, has discussed the rise of insurance-linked securities (ILSs) in Global Reinsurance magazine. Garrod said that over the past few years, the industry has seen an increasing number of fund managers […]

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Timewarp Scotland is in danger

No progress on freeing up the Scottish legal market means no chance for Scottish firms to innovate Ever since ABS became a discussion point in the UK jurisdictions the Scottish debate has lacked the drive to meet all indicative timelines for introducing regulatory change, despite the Scottish legal profession overcoming an industry-wide argument on the […]

Money talks for Deutsche Bank and Freshfields

The past few weeks have been a legal and financial rollercoaster for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and its client Deutsche Bank. Last week $300tr worth of Deutsche Bank and Barclays Libor-backed derivatives were opened up to questioning after the banks lost a landmark appeal hearing. The eye-watering amount was part of a historic ‘David and Goliath’ […]

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