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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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Akerman nominates first firm president

US firm Akerman Senterfitt has taken steps to create its first-ever firm president, nominating its chief operating shareholder to the role. M&A partner Robert Zinn will be Akerman’s inaugural president, which is akin to a managing partner at a UK firm, as first revealed by The Lawyer (23 April). Zinn will be responsible for the […]

Cuatrecasas wins BBVA star in regional push

Cuatrecasas has boosted its Bilbao office with the big-name hire of BBVA’s head of legal services for Spain and Europe Juan Manuel Ruiz Aizpuru. Ruiz spent more than 30 years at BBVA, which is one of Spain’s largest banks. He joined the litigation department in 1976 and became legal chief for Spain and Europe in […]

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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has lost a litigation partner in Frankfurt after Gunhild Schäfer was appointed a lawyer at the highest German civil law court. The German secretary of justice, the Bundesjustizministerium, has admitted Schäfer to the small group of lawyers allowed to represent clients at the top level, called the Bundesgerichtshof. The group currently numbers […]

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