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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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The Legal Services Ombudsman and Legal Services Complaints Commissioner (LSCC) Zahida Manzoor has warned the government that it needs to push through the reforms proposed in the recent white paper on the future of legal services. Responding to the paper yesterday (10 January) Manzoor said: “The government should grasp this opportunity and see the radical […]

Clydes, Norton Rose expand in Asia with Shanghai openings

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NYSE appoints regulatory GC ahead of listing

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) has rejigged its legal team ahead of its merger with publicly-listed company Archipelago Holdings. James Duffy, a senior vice president since 1999 and deputy general counsel since 2004, has been promoted to the position of executive vice president and general council, NYSE regulation. The regulation general counsel position is […]

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As transatlantic transactions increase, so do their complexity. This US special report looks to the lessons that can be learnt from the current attempts to reduce attorney-client privilege and the Securities and Exchange Commission’s proposal to allow foreign issuers the ability to avoid the burdens of Sarbanes-Oxley by deregistering in the US. It also examines […]

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