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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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Slaughters’ Asia ambitions heats up

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Khaitan & Co advises E2open on acquisition of Serus Corporation

Khaitan & Co has advised E2open on all Indian-law-related aspects in relation to its acquisition of Serus Corporation USA for up to $26m (£15.4m). E2open provides cloud-based, on-demand software solutions for supply chain management on an integrated platform that enables companies to collaborate with their trading partners to procure, manufacture, sell and distribute products more […]

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Measure of success for Charles Russell Speechlys

How to tell if the Charles Russell Speechlys combination will work out How do you judge the success of a law firm merger? For Speechly Bircham and Charles Russell partners, who voted last week to combine in November, judgment day is a few years off, but there are some clear markers. Let’s start with the […]

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The Lawyer Management Awards shortlist revealed

Showing admirable innovation and imagination, our shortlisters are guiding lights on the long road to law firm efficiency In association with On 22 October The Lawyer Management Awards, in association with Thomson Reuters, will celebrate excellence across the UK legal market’s business services departments. And today we can reveal the shortlist, which covers the gamut […]

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