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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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Bakers scores trademark victory in L’Oréal appeal

Baker & McKenzie has strengthened its ties with cosmetics company L’Oréal after winning a trademark battle in the Court of Appeal. The firm is also working on a separate IP appeal for L’Oréal against Bellure, which is accused of copying the smell of the company’s range of perfumes. The appeal is due to be heard […]

McDermott launches in Shanghai with strategic alliance

McDermott Will & Emery has launched in Asia with the first strategic alliance between a US and Chinese law firm. McDermott has established a presence in Shanghai after agreeing a strategic alliance to form MWE China Law offices, creating a Shanghai-based law firm that is licensed in the People’s Republic of China. MWE was founded […]

Marks & Clerk opens office in China

Patent and trade mark attorney firm Marks & Clerk has launched an office in Shanghai, becoming one of the first UK IP agencies to open on the Chinese mainland. The firm has set up a three-person representative office to act as a meeting point for Marks & Clerk attorneys and Chinese IP clients. Keith Hodkinson, […]

Skadden scoops star antitrust team from Cadwalader

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has taken Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft’s head of antitrust plus two of his partners. The fallout at Cadwalader following head of antitrust Steve Sunshine’s departure is expected to extend to several associates, understood to be joining him at Skadden. Cadwalader’s antitrust capability is now limited to three litigation specialists […]

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