Paragon completes £251m mixed-asset securitisation.

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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 customer who ‘borrowed’ more money than anyone else from the fraudulent Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) was sentenced to a record 14 years in prison on 8 May 1997. Abbas Gokal, aged 61, was found guilty on 3 April 1997 of fraud and false accounting following a massive investigation conducted with the […]

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Former Lawrence Graham partner Michael Fielding is understood to owe a massive £12m to the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and is now the subject of an investigation by the Metropolitan Police. Fielding’s case is due before a hearing today (9 July) to have him declared bankrupt. A source who has seen the petition from […]

Halifax web bank takes on director

Intelligent Finance, Halifax’s spin-off telephone and internet bank, which is based in Edinburgh, has appointed Roddy Garden as director of legal and compliance. Garden formerly headed the bank’s legal team and his new position reflects the increased regulatory compliance work undertaken by financial institutions.He said: “I’m delighted to be joining the executive team at Intelligent […]

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White & Case is taking on a Linklaters & Alliance corporate partner in Brussels to spearhead the growth of a Belgian law transactional practice. Thierry Lohest is joining from Linklaters member firm De Bandt van Hecke Lagae & Loesch as White & Case’s first locally-qualified corporate partner in Belgium.Until now the practice has been based […]

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