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All fair in love, war and commerce

By Jonathan Haydn-Williams The traditional position under the contract law of England and Wales (which I shall, with no disrespect to Wales, refer to as ‘English’ law) has been that, save for contracts giving rise to a fiduciary relationship (eg a contract between agent and principal), a duty of good faith in the performance of […]

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 […]

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Police investigate former Ince partner over alleged £3m fraud

Former Ince & Co partner Andrew Iyer is under investigation by Scotland Yard over £3m of client money that he allegedly moved into accounts under his name. The firm suspended its former energy practice chief last July over what it called  “irregular financial behaviour” (30 July 2010). Ince & Co said it had referred the […]

Tulkinghorn: Scraping the barrel

A letter in the post last week proclaimed the 10th anniversary of Leeds firm Michael Lewin. As regular readers know, ­Tulkinghorn enjoys a tipple and was disappointed not to have been invited to celebrate the firm’s birthday. Relief set in, however, when he perused the snaps taken at the party. It appears the firm has […]

Couchmans lines up alongside magic circle on selloff of Tote

Sports specialist Couchmans has won a role alongside Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters advising on bids to acquire bookmaker the Horserace Totalisator Board (the Tote). Former Liverpool FC chairman Sir Martin Broughton and betting chain Betfred have put in rival tenders to bring the Tote into private hands. Broughton’s Sports Investment Partners valued the state-owned target at £230m, […]

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