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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 […]

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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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Bain sticks with Forschbach for purchase of Framatome

French private equity star Thomas Forschbach has completed his first deal for Boston buyout shop Bain Capital since his departure from Ashurst to Latham & Watkins last year. Forschbach’s longstanding client Bain was one of many Ashurst clients which have continued to instruct him at Latham. Forschbach advised Bain on the successful acquisition of Framatome […]

Ex-managing partner set to quit Hammonds

Hammonds’ former managing partner Chris Jones will leave the firm in May next year as the 15-month equity partner lock-in comes to an end. The news of Jones’s departure follows hot on the heels of senior partner Richard Burns’ July announcement that he is to quit his role at the end of the current financial […]

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It’s been clear for weeks that Coudert has been deluded about its future. Even after it announced its dissolution, spokespeople were talking about “the firm’s strengths”. So Tulkinghorn was unsurprised to see an advert in the July edition of a French business magazine, in which Coudert Frères celebrated its multidisciplinary practice, which works “in close […]

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