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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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Hogan hires Freshfields’ French IP head

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has lost its second European partner to a US firm in a week after Paris IP head Xavier Buffet Delmas defected to Hogan & Hartson. Last week Dewey Ballantine raided the Frankfurt office for capital markets partner Walburga Kullmann. Hogan France managing partner William Curtin said the hire of Buffet Delmas highlighted […]

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The financial markets have been buoyant for four years and although many commentators predict a downturn, it does not seem to be approaching any time soon. As the restructuring market has slowed, law firms have experienced growth in their capital markets teams with the collateralised debt obligation and commercial mortgage-backed securitisation markets in Europe occupying […]

Slaughters and Weil seal Terra Firma’s Thresher divestment

Slaughter and May and Weil Gotshal & Manges have secured key roles advising on Terra Firma’s sale of the Thresher Group to a consortium led by private equity and pensions investor Edmund Truell. On 28 May The Lawyer revealed Weil Gotshal’s success advising Terra Firma on its £3.2bn bid for music publishing company EMI. The […]

Lovells’ Prof-Media relationship blooms

Lovells has cemented its relationship with Russian media company Prof-Media, advising on its purchase of Wayfarer Media, the holding company of MTV Russia and VH1 Russia. The deal saw Prof-Media, advised by an all-female team led by Lovells’ Moscow managing partner Oxana Balayan, acquire 100 per cent of Wayfarer’s shares from MTV Networks International and […]

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