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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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McDermott Will & Emery has lost its head of pensions and incentives, Danny Tsang, to the London office of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis (K&L Gates). Tsang, whose practice focuses on all areas of pensions, employee incentives and stock options, is joining Kirkpatrick in February to launch a UK pensions team at the US […]

GE Commercial Finance swaps Euro counsel

GE Commercial Finance has named Lorna Curry as the replacement for Kevin Dunn, the general counsel for European corporate finance. Dunn has been promoted to European head of leveraged finance. In her new role, Curry will oversee all European legal matters for the unit, which is made up of almost 2,000 employees and provides capital […]

Christian Salvesen to divide legal team focus

Transport logistics company Christian Salvesen has restructured its in-house legal department to better split the focus between commercial and company secretarial duties. The restructure sees Keith Marriott promoted to the newly created role of commercial legal director, while Ian Rose has been promoted to the role of assistant company secretary. Legal director and company secretary […]

Private collections

With the use of private companies for public sector work, the tricky issue of insolvencies has been raising its head. Victor Tettmar reports on the issue of the taxpayer not only paying for poor service, but paying again to save the underperforming provider

Maple grief

Grave charges indeed have been levelled at the New York office of Wall Street stalwart Sullivan & Cromwell. On 16 January 2006 M&A associate Aaron Charney filed a complaint against Sullivan,in which he alleges a litany of discriminatory comments and behaviour towards him by his Sullivan peers and superiors once his homosexuality became known. The […]

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