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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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Regaining possession of commercial property

By Natalie Aldread When trespassers occupy commercial property, landlords often face an uphill struggle to regain possession and can be faced with a host of associated costs. This guide highlights the steps involved, explains some of the pitfalls and suggests some practical considerations. The first port of call is likely to be the authorities. While […]

Three from DLA Piper appear on ‘Top 250 Women in IP’ list in Managing IP magazine

DLA Piper has announced that Ann Ford, Claudia Frost and Lisa Haile have been named on Managing Intellectual Property’s annual list of ‘Top 250 Women in IP’, which recognises the top female intellectual property (IP) lawyers in the US. Part of the inaugural edition of IP Stars, a supplement to Managing Intellectual Property magazine, the ‘Top 250’ […]

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Incoming Ashurst chair Tidswell targets global elite status

Ashurst’s newly-elected chairman Ben Tidswell plans to consolidate the firm’s current international footprint and push for profit growth as he prepares to take the helm from the firm’s current senior partner Charlie Geffen. After being revealed as the firm’s first ever chairman earlier this week (16 October 2013) Tidswell said that he intends to secure […]

M&A is here to stay

Some good tidings: M&A lawyers are reporting a distinct uptick in the volume of deals. Click on the links below for the last few months’ round-up of corporate transactions, including deal of the month, partner of the month and associate of the month. To let us know your latest deals, email natalie.stanton@thelawyer.com Deals round-up: Home […]

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