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Latest Briefings

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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Christie’s appoints new group GC

Nick Deeming has taken up the newly created post of group general counsel at auction house Christie’s. In his new role, Deeming, who left energy outfit Linde last month, will be overseeing an existing team of seven lawyers and will report to CEO Edward Dolman. A spokesman from the auction house said thenew position was […]

Forsters takes lead on brum redevelopment

Property law firm Forsters has acted for Redevco on the redevelopment and pre-letting of the former C&A and Beatties department store site on Corporation Street in Birmingham. The three pre-lets have a projected end value of £25.5m, with fashion retailer New Look, which has agreed terms to anchor the redevelopment, JJB Sports and Mothercare the […]

Linklaters: Forging new Links

Linklaters is consigning its Cologne office to the history books in favour of opening in Düsseldorf with the hire of a highly rated Freshfields duo. But with the pair’s remuneration outstripping other partners’, can it keep its existing German staff happy? Linklaters.jpg” alt=”Linklaters: Forging new Links” />It was a clear February day and crammed into […]

A&O: ‘We have no conflict on Northern Rock’

Allen & Overy (A&O) has defended its dual roles on Northern Rock, maintaining that they pose no conflict of interest. The magic circle firm is advising the Virgin-led consortium on its approach to the beleagured mortgage adviser, despite already having a role advising Northern Rock on its funding from the Bank of England, as first […]

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