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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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A Sino-Russian pact

Chinese legal giant Dacheng’s global reach is expanding at an ever-increasing pace. Not content with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Singapore and Taipei, the 2000-lawyer firm just opened in Moscow. Will London be next? Dacheng becomes Chinese pioneer with Moscow office Great haul of China China giant targets City outpost Asia Pacific 150: […]

High Court rules on badger cull protestor injunction

By Kath LivingstonIn a ruling yesterday on application of the National Farmers’ Union, the High Court granted an interim injunction to restrain the activities of animal rights campaigners planning protests at next week’s government-sanctioned badger cull. Recognising that there will be differing views on this emotive subject, it is instructive to consider the legal context […]

Court rules employers must provide footwear

By George Roberts A Scottish Court has recently considered when employers should provide protective footwear to any staff who work outdoors. The Personal Protection Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 provide that an employer must assess the need to give staff personal protection equipment (PPE) by completing a ‘sufficient and suitable’ risk assessment. PPE should always […]

Allen & Overy advises IFC on commercial agreements related to Mexico solar project

Allen & Overy has advised the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, on the commercial agreements related to the development, construction and operation of Mexico’s largest solar power project to date. The Aura Solar I photovoltaic power project is located in the state of Baja California Sur and has a […]

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