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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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Linklaters’ Swedish office is shaking-up its management by ushering in a new managing partner. Jorgen Durban is replacing Rolf Johansson who is returning to full-time fee-earning. Durban is the current head of banking and finance at Linklaters Sweden and has been a member of the Swedish management committee for the past seven years. He was […]

Former nurse emerges as College of Law first trained lawyer

The College of Law (CoL) has trained up its first qualified solicitor since becoming a registered contractor. Former nurse Rebecca Parker completed her training contract in the college’s legal advice centre in its Birmingham branch. Her qualification arrives just two years after the college was registered with the Law Society as a training contract provider. […]

Finance deals round-up

Sidley Austin Brown & Wood (Graham Penn, Partha Pal) represented Morgan Stanley on the first synthetic securitisation in the ELoC series, a commercial mortgage-backed securitisation programme arranged by the bank. Five loans were transfered secured by mortgages on Italian commercial real estate to Banca Intesa, which then entered into a credit swap transaction with issuer […]

Eversheds hit by claim over property deal

National law firm Eversheds is being sued by London & Capital Group over its handling of the collapse of a £220m property transaction in February. The investment and fund manager is claiming £300,000 plus interest from the firm, alleging it was negligent is carrying out instructions after an agreement to purchase the private property company […]

Customs to reform disclosure rules after swathe of blunders

Customs & Excise has instituted a wave of internal reform in a bid to avert any further damage to future prosecution cases. In a series of pending prosecutions by Customs, defendant lawyers are preparing to charge the organisation with abuse of process for alleged failures to disclose who its informants are. Customs endured the collapse […]

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