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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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New Orrick M&A head sets sights on London

Howard Shecter got off to a flying start last week as the new head of Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe’s global M&A practice. “Sorry I didn’t get to speak to you yesterday,” jokes Shecter when The Lawyer catches up with him on day two. “But I spent all day doing benefit plans and computer training.” Things […]

Disappointed Bloxham may appeal

The solicitors of former Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partner Peter Bloxham have hinted that their client may appeal after losing a £4.5m age discrimination claim yesterday (10 October). Dawsons, the lead solicitors for Bloxham in his case against his former firm, stated: “Our client is naturally disappointed but his case has clarified the interpretation and application […]

Lovells advises on Pakistani Islamic loan

Lovells has scooped the mandate to advise the underwriters of an Islamic loan for a Pakistani energy plant. The firm advised Dubai Islamic Bank, Citi Islamic Investment Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, National Bank of Pakistan, Habib Bank and SAMBA Financial Group on the $150m (£73.61m) sharia compliant syndicated loan to fund the Engro Chemical plant. […]

Mannheimer raids Swedish rival Vinge to build on record results

Swedish powerhouse Mannheimer Swartling has raided rival Vinge for a partner in Malmö and is set to break the SKr1bn (£75.74m) revenue barrier for the first time. The firm is predicting a revenue of SKr1.05bn (£79.53m), up from last year’s SKr930m (£70.44m). A boom in corporate activity has seen Mannheimer boost its partnership by eight, […]

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