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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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Thelen Reid boosts IT with BSC team

New York-based Thelen Reid & Priest is swallowing up Britton Silberman & Cervantez (BSC) to bolster its IT practice. BSC, which specialises in advising fledgling internet companies, is being taken over to become the emerging companies division of Thelen Reid. BSC’s team of 10 lawyers will continue to operate from its offices in San Francisco. […]

Feddersens anti-trust team sets up own firm

Feddersen Laule Ewerwahn Scherzberg Finkelnburg Clemm’s entire anti-trust team is breaking away to set up its own practice. A team of 10 anti-trust lawyers including head of the team Josef Schulte, three senior partners, three partners and three associates have set up shop in Frankfurt. The firm is also losing three members of its M&A […]

Cloisters splits up after crisis meeting

Cloisters is poised to split its civil and criminal teams. Cloisters’ criminal and civil groups held crisis talks last week and it is understood that the 15-strong criminal team will leave chambers. But the team’s destination has yet to be finalised. One option under discussion would create the UK’s first criminal “super-set” through a tripartite […]

Top Cravath M&Apartner quits for Chase Manhattan

Top New York firm Cravath Swaine & Moore is losing one of its most senior M&A partners to investment bank Chase Manhattan. Highly-rated Rob Kindler is leaving to become a managing director at Chase Manhattan, and will be charged with helping to bring in the mega-merger deals that have so far eluded the bank. Recognised […]

Property

Forsters represented Clerical Medical Investment Group on its £46m acquisition of Rolls House and Arnold House in Fetter Lane, London. Clerical Medical Investment Group is a joint venture made up of Clerical Medical and Delancey Estates which hold two thirds and one third respectively of the properties. Forsters property partners Steven Sugar and Sophie Hamilton […]

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