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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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Links Cologne reopens under Oppenhoff banner

Linklaters ‘ abandoned Cologne operation will relaunch independently as Oppenhoff & Partner. The new firm will have 11 partners and 41 fee-earners and will focus on commercial, corporate and tax work. It will be led by Michael Oppenhoff, son of the late Walter Oppenhoff, who gave the firm its name, and Michael Abels. Respected corporate […]

Hammonds secures acquisition for new client Endless

Hammonds has advised new client Endless on the acquisition of Lancashire Chemical Works via a management buy-in led by Endless candidate Richard Sykes. Corporate partner Nick Watson and associate Paul Mann obtained the instruction from the private equity house in April 2007, with the deal taking seven months to close. Historically, Leeds-based Endless has used […]

Michael Mclaren: Fountain Court

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Baker aims to be shaker in Big Apple

Is there no end to the litany of firms chasing “significant” growth in New York? The latest culprit? Baker & McKenzie. Last month, Bakers held its annual partnership conference in London, a recognition of the fact that the city is now home to the super-global firm’s largest office. Yesterday, members of the firm’s Manhattan management, […]

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