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Latest Briefings

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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Brits a go go for US firms in London

There’s a lot of rotation going on at US firms in London right now. As we reported yesterday, Baker Botts has appointed a new London head in the shape of Steve Wardlaw, an energy lawyer and the former head of the US firm’s Moscow office. Now Winston & Strawn has jumped on the rotational roundabout, […]

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Nabarro’s Johnston stepping down early from senior partner role

Nabarro senior partner Simon Johnston is set to stand down from the position roughly three years earlier than planned, the firm has announced. Johnston will step down at the end of this year, remaining at the business “for a time” during a transition period once it has selected a replacement, the firm said. His successor […]

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Freshfields’ sporting bet

Marathon Olympics gives Freshfields chance to sprint ahead Even for a global law firm, there is something imposing about London 2012’s extensive list of sponsors. First there is the razzmatazz-heavy group of eleven ‘worldwide Olympic partners’ – the elite roster of sponsors – including Coca-Cola and McDonald’s. Then there are the ‘Olympic partners’ such as […]

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Former Hammonds partner implicated in Hillsborough cover-up

Squire Sanders’ UK legacy firm Hammond Suddards was involved in the process of “review and alteration” of police officers’ recollections about the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, a report into the tragedy has found. The Hillsborough Independent Panel’s report, published yesterday (12 September), claims that Peter Metcalf, then a partner at the Yorkshire firm, recommended that a […]

Forbes Hare launches in London with Walkers hire

Offshore firm Forbes Hare is launching a London office with the hire of former Walkers partner Catherine Ross. Ross joins Forbes Hare as a partner in October to kickstart London operations for the British Virgin Islands (BVI) headquartered firm. Forbes Hare also has an office in the Cayman Islands and the London office will advise […]

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