Locke, Guy – Hot 100

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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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Jeffs, Claire – Hot 100

The latest competition star to emerge from Slaughter and May is senior associate Claire Jeffs. This year she advised Cemex SA on the competition aspects of its monstrously complicated merger with UK ready-mixed concrete giant RMC Group – the biggest ever transaction involving a Mexican company. Jeffs was also instrumental in squeaking through one of […]

First partner quits DLA Piper as firm gets too big

Herbert Frerichs Jr has become the first partner to leave DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary citing the need for a regional platform as opposed to the new international platform at the merged firm. Frericks is joining Saul Ewing, which operates seven offices throughout the Mid-Atlantic region covering Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Washington DC. […]

Addleshaws in double banking scoop for AIB & NM Rothschild

Addleshaw Goddard ’s burgeoning City acquisition finance practice was handed an early Christmas present after scooping two new banking clients – Allied Irish Bank (AIB) and NM Rothschild & Sons. The acquisition finance practice, which is led by partner Karl Woolley, advised AIB on senior and mezzanine debt and working capital facilities for the secondary […]

Salt in the wound?

New regulations on employment disputes are far too complicated. Andrew Chamberlain reveals how both employers and employees could lose out On 1 October 2004, the Employment Act 2002 (Dispute Resolution) Regulations came into force. They introduced changes that affect the way all employers should deal with grievances, dismissals and certain disciplinary issues. By placing obligations […]

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