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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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Norton Rose has boosted its Asian presence with the hire of a new partner to its energy and project finance practice in Bangkok. Bill Bradley, who has lived and worked in Asia for eight years and is US-qualified, joins the firm from Hunton & Williams in Bangkok. Bradley’s appointment takes the total number of Norton […]

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Dentons drops a clanger

As Tulkinghorn wandered among the trophies on display at Denton Wilde Sapte’s press party, Tulkinghorn pondered the significance of the suit of armour that dominated the room.Standing among various goodies, such as hookahs and bongos, that the firm looked to have plundered from its travels in Africa and other far-flung parts of the globe, the […]

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Allen & Overy (Brian Harrison) and Masons (Hugh Bruce-Watt) acted for Wembley National Stadium on its new £425m incarnation. Clifford Chance (Tim Steadman, David Metzger) acted for Multiplex, the company that will build the new stadium. Shearman & Sterling (Kenneth MacRitchie) advised WestLB, which arranged the £425m senior debt for the construction of the stadium. […]

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