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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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Brief encounter: studio tonucci

For Studio Legale Tonucci, one of Italy’s largest independent law firms, it is time to sit back, draw breath and consolidate. This year has brought rapid growth for the young ambitious firm, which was founded six years ago when managing partner Mario Tonucci broke away from Gianni Origoni Tonucci. Tonucci has come a long way […]

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Opinion

It was fascinating being in New York as the US election debacle became unfolded. One of the interesting elements was the way in which this election has prompted all sorts of questions about the need in the US constitution for an electoral college where each state sends its delegates to elect the president. As we […]

Berwin Leighton scoops RBS work

Berwin Leighton has advised The Royal Bank of Scotland’s (RBS) structured property finance team on its two largest transactions this year and is gearing up for a growing volume of work following its takeover of NatWest. In the last six months alone, Berwin Leighton has completed £500m worth of property financing for the bank. One […]

Dechert shuts down private client group

Dechert has closed its private client practice after losing its sole partner in the department to Withers. Ian Marsh, who has been with Dechert for 12 years, joins Withers today (20 November). The move is the latest in a series of senior lateral hires by Withers’ private client department, which took on Clive Cutbill from […]

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