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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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Trelleborg

Trelleborg acquires Laird Group UK’s automotive components division for £102m. Trelleborg represented by Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (Keith Snedden) and accountants KPMG. Laird advised by Ashurst Morris Crisp (Richard Gubbins), Lazards and accountants Ernst & Young.

A VIEW FROM SINGAPORE

We live in changing times. The legal community in Singapore continues to grow, evolve and move forward. Things are different from five years ago, and things will no doubt be different again in another five years. There were virtually no foreign lawyers working in Singapore 40 years ago, while today there are well over 150 […]

Morgan Lewis boosts technology practices

Morgan Lewis is improving its firm-wide technology practice through senior partner appointments in both Washington DC and London. The firm is also taking on a business director who, as a non-lawyer, will advise clients on business plans, appropriate sources of funding and other start-up issues. Partners Kenneth Boehner and Dean Wayne Rutley are joining from […]

ElabsEurope

eLabsEurope completes second-round funding. Lead investor inVentures advised by Latham & Watkins (Nigel Campion-Smith) and Gaedertz. eLabsEurope advised by Haarmann Hemmelrath & Partner.

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Talking to insurance clients about the service they receive from law firms can elicit some frank, honest – and sometimes downright blunt – responses. And not everything they say is good news for the lawyers. “We have so many firms, I don’t think I could tell you who does what,” one client confides. So much […]

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