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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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Stephensons takes first steps into Turkey with mall sell-off

Stephenson Harwood has dipped its toe into the emerging Turkish market following a long-term real estate client’s $750m (£377.38m) purchase in what is Europe’s largest single-asset transaction in recent years. Stephensons client St Martins Property, part of the Kuwait Investment Authority, purchased the Cevahir Mall in Istanbul, Europe’s largest shopping mall and the second-largest in […]

Orrick partner quits for Paul Hastings

Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker’s has bagged an Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe partner for its Tokyo office. Etsuo Doi has joined Paul Hastings from Orrick, where he was a partner in its Tokyo office. Doi has experience in global intellectual property disputes and transactions and covers a broad range of practice areas including M&A and […]

DLA Piper brings in new face for Emea push

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Jones Day partner quits for Macfarlanes

Macfarlanes has scooped public law partner Ian Ginbey from Jones Day in a rare lateral hire. Ginbey is only Macfarlanes’ second lateral partner in seven months after head of international benefits Jane Marshall joined the firm from Hammonds last June. Ginbey brings particular expertise in airports and retail and leisure projects. Roughly six fee-earners work […]

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