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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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AIFM toolbox — October 2013

The AlFM toolbox aims to provide reader-friendly access to the EU legislation relating to the AIFMD Level 1 measures (Directive 2011/61/EU of 8 June 2011 on alternative investment fund managers) as well as the AIFMR Level 2 measures (Commission Delegated Regulation [EU] 231/2013 of 19 December 2012 supplementing Directive 2011/61/EU with regard to exemptions, general […]

Just deserts

King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin is eyeing Riyadh. But Saudi has traditionally been a very difficult place for Western law firms to operate. Can they learn from others’ experiences in the kingdom? Riyadh-mission ticket CC gets it together in Saudi Arabia Freshfields keeps it in the family and signs deal with Saudi sponsor’s father […]

No5 Chambers sponsors Leicestershire Law Society Schools Court Competition

No5 Chambers is sponsoring The Leicestershire Law Society, which for the second year is holding the Schools Court Competition on 16 November 2013. The competition, which is taking place at Leicester Crown Court, allows students from local schools to take part in mock trials. Students aged 13–16 are given a case to prepare beforehand and the […]

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Milbank hires second A&O Asia partner in three months

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy has hired US capital markets lawyer James Grandolfo as a partner from Allen & Overy’s Hong Kong office. Grandolfo previously was A&O’s regional head of the Asia Pacific international capital markets team and head of the Philippines global interest group. He is experienced in the representing issuers and investment banks […]

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Cyber security: In search of cyber confidence

Work with cyber threats rather than being paralysed by them, says CSC’s Sam Visner One of the largest US defence contractors, Computer Sciences Corp (CSC), has provided traditional IT solutions since 1959, but is now moving in the direction of cyber, cloud computing and Big Data. Sam Visner, vice-president and lead cyber executive at CSC, […]

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