SPCs and combination products: basic patent on a sole ingredient cannot double as basic patent for combination

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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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Tribunals judges: to sit alone or not?

Employment Appeal Tribunal president Langstaff has issued guidance to tribunals on when they should consider sitting with or without members when there is a mix of claims before them. Helen Barney of No5 Chambers succeeded in persuading the president that where there is a mix of jurisdictions before the tribunal, consisting of complaints where a judge is […]

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Karanovic & Nikolic supports Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot

Karanovic & Nikolic has supported a pre-moot arbitration competion that was organised by the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law. The preparatory tournament for the 22nd global competition in international trade and arbitration law, called the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, was attended by more than 68 teams from 32 countries. Milan Lazić, partner and […]

Taylor Wessing opts for all-equity partnership in the UK following restructuring review

Taylor Wessing has opted for an all-equity partnership in the UK following a review of its merit-based equity structure, while maintaining a two-tier system outside of the country. The firm had been considering an all-equity partnership since last year (14 February 2014), a concept only partly linked to changes in the so-called ‘disguised salary’ of […]

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