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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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Simpson Grierson lawyer heads up monumental Sri Lankan power deal

The World Bank has appointed New Zealand lawyer Rabin Rabindran as a legal specialist to assist the Sri Lankan government with the development of a multimillion-dollar power project, the largest to have ever been carried out in the country Rabindran, a partner with commercial firm Simpson Grierson, will work as part of a team advising […]

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Four White & Case Feddersen partners are to leave the Berlin partnership as the worldwide management streamlines the Euro-pean practice Christian Bröse and Claus Heuchemer will both leave the firm while Klaus Finkelnburg will become of counsel and Jost von Trott zu Solz will focus solely on East German law.Bröse will work part time in […]

Shaken but not stirred

Those who have been there will know that lap dancing in London has nothing on the shenanigans of Mipim… but as for those who frequented the Spearmint Rhinos of Cannes, that would be telling.As ever, there was an awful lot of lawyers chasing after the punters. CMS Cameron McKenna seemed to do particularly well with […]

A quick end

Kerrie Lloyd-Dawson reports on insolvency reforms and the progress of the Enterprise Bill The Government will shortly be announcing its conclusions following consultation on its proposals for the reform of insolvency and bankruptcy practice. This was set out in the white paper entitled ‘Productivity and Enterprise – Insolvency: A Second Chance’, published in July 2001. […]

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