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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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Lovells set for management shake-up as governance review bites

More representation for global businesses; Sleigh named as new London managing partner Lovells has completed a radical governance review which will see the management function split into two and concentrate power in the hands of the international executive. The review also creates a number of new management positions, with litigation partner Russell Sleigh steps up […]

Taylor Woodrow opens bidding for panel places

Housing and development group Taylor Woodrow is to overhaul its property legal services in the first review since its acquisition of Bryant 18 months ago Taylor Woodrow’s key property advisers are understood to be CMS Cameron McKenna and Eversheds. Other firms that have relationships with the housebuilder and that are expected to be involved in […]

Law Soc aids death threat judge in Brazil

The Law Society has intervened in the case of a recently appointed Brazilian judge who has found his life in danger after attempting to combat corruption Dr Cristiano Arantes e Silva has been the sole district judge of the Xinguara region since April. His house has been shot at, defamatory letters have circulated through his […]

Lovells ramps up finance with New York hire

Salans’ head of financial institutions Russell DaSilva switches to Lovells Lovells has taken on New York Salans partner Russell DaSilva in a move to hike up its international finance practice. DaSilva, who was previously the head of financial institutions at Salans, joined Lovells’ international banking practice last week. He joins Lovells’ six New York partners. […]

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