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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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Freshfields and Linklaters take the lead as Barclays buys ING Direct UK

Freshfields and Linklaters have landed the lead roles as Barclays takes over ING Direct UK, the UK online banking arm of Dutch financial services group ING. Freshfields acted as counsel for ING and provided corporate, regulatory, antitrust, intellectual property, IT, employment pensions and benefits, tax and real estate advice. The team was led by co-head […]

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US firms advise on funding round for French advertising group Criteo

Edwards Wildman Palmer, Jones Day, Morgan Lewis & Bockius and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati have won appointments advising investors on a Series-D funding round for French display advertising company Criteo. The latest funding round, which was led by SoftBank Capital and saw the firm rake in €30m, included a group of investors from Bessemer […]

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Represented the Telegraph Media Group at the Leveson Inquiry The internet is a bigger threat than Leveson. It will soon replace newspapers as the mass medium for news and entertainment on the page. They already struggle to compete with radio and television. More will access the internet offering via mobile devices. They might not pay […]

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Eversheds hands second term to CEO Hughes

Eversheds has re-elected chief executive officer Bryan Hughes to a second successive term. Hughes was reappointed following an uncontested partnership election. He will hold the role until May 2017. The firm first elected Hughes to the chief executive role in September 2008 (11 September 2008), replacing David Gray. Earlier this year Hughes unveiled a ‘2020’ […]

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