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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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Indian newcomers

Indian companies are increasingly looking to list on the UK markets. Ben Robins and James Ruane explain why Jersey has become the ideal jumping-off point for investors from the subcontinent  With some equity ­markets beginning to thaw, it is likely that we will see an increasing number of IPOs in Europe and elsewhere over […]

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White & Case pushes into Asia via Moscow

White & Case is strengthening its Moscow office in a bid to make it a ’gateway to Asia’. Jan Matejcek, White & Case head of Central and Eastern Europe, told The Lawyer the firm planned to make Moscow a hub for an increased CIS operation. “The corporate sector’s growing, the work’s more international, the economies […]

Focus: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, The truth will out

No firm in the Sweet Sixteen typifies the downturn and recovery more than Simpson Thacher. After a gloomy 2009, it’s bullish about 2010 On 17 May The Lawyer will publish its annual analysis of the world’s elite firms, The Transatlantic Elite. This year the focus is primarily on the investments the leading firms – the group we […]

Links’ Lisbon office axes six associates as Portugal gears up for difficult year

The faltering Portuguese economy has forced Linklaters to cut half a dozen associates from its Lisbon office as the ­country’s lawyers warn of a tough year ahead. In a move almost unheard of in the Portuguese legal market, ­Linklaters has asked six associates from four different departments ­within its Lisbon office to leave the firm. The decision was made amid […]

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