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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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Chadbourne gains senior Bank of New York lawyer

New York-based Chadbourne & Parke has boosted its banking practice with the appointment of the Bank of New York’s head of legal for global securities and capital markets. Dennis Dumas is joining Chadbourne as counsel, bringing nearly 20 years of securities, industry and corporate experience. During his time with the Bank of New York he […]

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Allen & Overy (Andrea Bartolucci) has advised Lehman Brothers on its acquisition of 12.38 per cent of Seat Pagine Gialle from Sub Silver for €804m (£538m). Seat Pagine Gialle advised by Dickson Minto. Slaughter and May (David Johnson, Brigitte Leclerc) advised GlaxoSmith-Kline on its acquisition of the assets that manufacture the anti-thrombotic agents Fraxiparine and […]

Gordons scores merger with Leeds’ Nelson & Co

Gordons, the tiny Bradford firm that recently fought for Wm Morrison Supermarkets on its £2.9bn takeover of Safeway, has completed its own major acquisition, by taking on Leeds’ practice Nelson & Co. The combined firm, which will be known as Gordons, will have a total turnover of £15m and will house 40 partners. Under the […]

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