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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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Hogan Lovells looks to build in Mongolia with transfer of City partner

Hogan Lovells is sending London-based corporate partner Chris Melville to its Ulaanbaatar office in a bid to extend its reach in Mongolia. Melville, who has worked on a number of Russian transactions including Onexim’s $200m (£138m) takeover of a US basketball team in 2010, will continue to focus on cross-border M&A and infrastructure while working […]

Bye Bye Beijing

Western firms are still in the early stages of figuring out how to succeed in China and anecdotal mutterings from lawyers seem to suggest that, at present, the country is a money pit, with few tapping the nation’s vast potential to any great profits success. Now Salans has decided that its scattergun strategy of having […]

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Would you consider an in-house role?

Last week The Lawyer published a front-page photo of a female lawyer with the eye-catching headline that ’65 per cent of you want to be her’.  That was one of several intriguing  statistics arising from research compiled by The Lawyer into the attitudes of private practice lawyers to their in-house cousins, and specifically whether private […]

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Withers’ bid to take client money dispute to Supreme Court rejected

Withers has been refused permission to appeal to the Supreme Court a dispute brought against it over client money. In December the appellate court ruled against Withers, finding that when determining whether client money held by a lawyer could be subject to a lien to cover legal fees, the issue was whether the money had […]

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