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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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Weil, Links in middle east media merger

Weil Gotshal & Manges and Linklaters have landed lead roles on a $2bn (£1.2bn) Middle East media merger. Weil partner Mark Soundy advised longstanding client Kipco on the merger of its subsidiary ­Showtime Arabia with rival Orbit. Linklaters partner Ewan Cameron led the team advising Riyadh-based Mawarid Group, the owner of Orbit, assisted by Ben […]

Work Life Quiz: Peter Talibart, Norton Rose

If you weren’t a lawyer what would you have been? A professor of history or a rugby player. Peter Talibart What was your first-ever job? Loading aeroplanes at Montreal airport. What was your worst experience as a trainee? Getting told off by a judge for using the words “screw up” in court.  He only heard the first word.   […]

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School pupils are to be taught how the justice ­system works as part of a national curriculum change unveiled by justice minister Bridget Prentice and ­Attorney General Baroness Scotland QC. An interactive website, called Your Justice Your World, has been designed to help young people understand the significance of the justice system as part of […]

Garrigues names new chiefs in bumper year

Spain’s largest law firm Garrigues has revealed the names of its new joint managing partners just as it expects to break the e300m (£259.9m) revenue barrier for the first time. Fernando Vives and Ricardo Gómez-Barreda will take up the reins at the start of the new financial year on 1 September for a four-year term. […]

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