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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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Battle for Singapore licences

Australian lawyers are attempting to prevent UK firms from securing licences to practise local law in Singapore. The Australian government is coming under increased pressure from the Law Council of Australia to lobby hard for the right to practise in the former colony. Under new licensing arrangements, which were passed by the Singapore parliament at […]

Scuffle of the week

Phil Collins v his former backing singers. Fresh from his Oscars triumph Collins has launched a case against Louis Satterfield and Rahmlee Davis, former members of Earth, Wind and Fire, to recoup royalties. Collins claims that the two should only have been paid royalties for the five tracks on a live album that the pair […]

Shearmans loses primary adviser role to Simmons

Simmons & Simmons has snatched a chunk of work from Shearman & Sterling after becoming primary legal adviser to newly demerged company ED&F Man Group. Simmons & Simmons picked up the work for global company ED&F Man Group after acting for the agricultural products side of the business on the demerger last week. The new […]

Perrin’s View

The news that Hammond Suddards is to spend £1m through Team Saatchi to develop its image will no doubt be viewed as yet another giant evolutionary leap for lawyerkind. After all, spending a million notes on a marketing campaign is not something you see every day in this business. Judging from the preview, the campaign […]

KPMG expands worldwide network with NZ alliance

Accountancy giant KPMG is merging with New Zealand law firm Kensington Swan as it begins integrating its fragmented global network. The merger with the 43-partner New Zealand commercial firm – which has offices in Auckland and Wellington – was approved last week and will take place on 1 July. As part of the deal, Kensington […]

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