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Latest Briefings

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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In brief: Kyle new Linklaters managing partner

Linklaters & Paines has appointed Terence Kyle as its managing partner. Kyle will take over from Christopher Gorman on 1 June. A graduate of Cambridge University, Kyle qualified as a lawyer with Linklaters in 1972. He became a partner in 1979 and moved to his current position as head of the firm’s international finance department […]

ACE to the rescue

Supplier ACE has devised a disaster protection scheme which provides pre-configured systems to replace servers put out of action by theft or damage. Under the subscription-based scheme a stand-by system for a predefined number of users will always be on hand.

Placements

Last year, Clyde & Co solicitor Margaret Curzon spent a week on the bench alongside commercial judges Mr Justice Saville and Mr Justice Cresswell. It was an “unfortunate week” where “nothing went according to plan” said head of listings David Bird. Despite this, Curzon found the experience “extremely interesting for a solicitor” as “you are […]

Financings

Alexanders Holding was advised by Fladgate Fielder in relation to a term loan facility of £1.75m to refinance acquisition costs of Alexanders of Lincoln with the Royal Bank of Scotland

Hounslow reshuffle boosts legal team

EIGHT new lawyers are to be recruited because of a restructuring programme in a local authority legal department. The additional staff at Hounslow Council in Middlesex are being employed to deal with an increased workload generated by competitive tendering. Borough solicitor Mike Smith is expanding his team with four senior solicitors, three assistant solicitors and […]

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