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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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Atlanta-based King & Spalding is looking for significant growth in its London office with the addition of tax and employment teams following the appointment of new managing partner John Keffer. US corporate partner Keffer replaces litigator George Branch after his completion of a three-year term that started with the six-lawyer London launch in January 2003. […]

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Shearman & Sterling‘s capital markets team is celebrating after winning the mandate to advise the banks which are arranging the exchange of commercial debt by the Iraqi government. Citigroup and JPMorgan organised the exchange, which will see around $2.7bn (£1.5bn) in face value of bonds and $175m (£99.2m) in loans swapped for around $14bn (£7.8bn) […]

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Olswang, the UK ally of under-fire US firm Greenberg Traurig, has distanced itself from the Greenberg’s difficulties sparked by a former lobbyist who last week pleaded guilty to defrauding clients and bribing government officials. Jonathan Goldstein, Olswang chief executive, said the issue was not one on which it was appropriate for Olswang to comment and […]

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