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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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Schoenherr has advised Laakman Holding Ltd on the increase of its participation in the listed fund company C-QUADRAT Investment AG from 9.4 per cent to 18.4 per cent. Through this transaction, Laakman became the core shareholder of C-QUADRAT. The increase of the participation was effected through the acquisition of a shareholdings from Alexander Svoboda Privatstiftung, […]

Allen & Overy maintains top position in H1 capital markets league tables

In the H1 2014 league tables, Allen & Overy has ranking as the leading adviser in global debt, equity and equity-related capital markets, advising issuers and managers on 462 deals worth $346bn (£206bn). This is 127 deals and more than $84bn ahead of its nearest competitor, according to data from Thomson Reuters. The Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg and Dealogic capital […]

No5’s Khalique represents party who lacked capacity to make decision about amputation

No5 Chambers’ Nageena Khalique has appeared in the Court of Appeal before Laws LJ, Richards LJ and Gloster LJ, instructed by the official solicitor as litigation in friend to represent a protected party who lacked the capacity to make a decision about amputation. The appellant challenged the decision of Mrs Justice King in the Court of Protection where she […]

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A good time for a fresh start

Welcome back after the summer break, and welcome to the first print issue of the autumn. This week we’re looking both forwards and backwards. In our extended Notebook on pages 4 and 5 we look back to the hazy weeks of August, traditionally a quieter month but this year with plenty of activity in the […]

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Top 10 stories, 1 August – 7 August 2014

Take a look at the most-read stories on TheLawyer.com this week and share your views. Just as we thought the mudslinging over the salaries paid to marketing chiefs at City firms was dying down, one communications director added fuel to the fire. Pinsent Masons’ director of communications and business development strategy Andy Peat added his […]

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