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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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Cabinet expected to shelve LLP Bill

City lawyers fear the Government is planning to ditch the long-awaited Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) Bill this week, prompting fears of a further partner exodus to “protected” US firms. The Cabinet Committee is expected to decide this week which bills will make it into the crowded Parliamentary legislative programme. Sources say the LLP Bill could […]

Weil Gotshal plans major presence across Europe

US firm Weil Gotshal & Manges is expanding into Europe. The firm is talking to possible merger partners and lateral hires in Germany and France, and is also considering opening in Italy and Spain. Managing partner Maurice Allen says the firm wants to do something “big and brave” in Europe. He says discussions should be […]

Slaughters and Freshfields aid biggest Euro bank deal

Slaughter and May and Freshfields are advising on potentially the biggest cross-boarder banking deal completed in Europe between the Alliance & Leicester and the Bank of Ireland. Freshfields is aiding the Alliance & Leicester, while Slaughter and May are working with the Bank of Ireland to advise on negotiations. A merger could culminate in creating […]

Former Gide partners in share battle

Disgruntled former Gide Loyrette Nouel partners are planning legal action because the French firm is refusing to pay back their share capital. The news will be a setback for the beleaguered French firm, which is reported to be looking for a tie-in with a US or UK practice to turn its fortunes around. A senior […]

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