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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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Slater & Gordon is poised to buy insurance outsourcer Quindell’s professional services arm for around £700m overnight on Monday (30 March) before the exclusivity period on its acquisition right expires. The deal will see the Australian law firm hand over £637m for 90 per cent of the group, which include Quindell’s core road traffic incident […]

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Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has hired its first female partner in Germany, K&L Gates banking and finance partner Julia Müller. Müller, who was based in K&L Gates’ Frankfurt office, had been at the firm for almost three years, having joined from White & Case in 2012 where she was a partner for 10 years. When […]

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Jersey, Guernsey and Cayman boast world-class trust laws and the islands are collectively recognised as leaders in the provision of offshore fiduciary services. Collas Crill is a leading provider of trusts, foundations and other fiduciary services using Channel Islands and Cayman law, with substantial experience across all three jurisdictions. The Collas Crill team is a […]

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