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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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Wheadon to run telecoms at Simmons

SIMMONS & Simmons has recruited a senior in-house communications lawyer to head its UK telecommunications group. Tom Wheadon joins the firm after spending a year working for the in-house legal team at cable company Videotron. Wheadon joins a London-based team of 16 lawyers, including six partners. The firm’s recent transactions include the flotations in London […]

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Post Office faces action over late delivery

The Post Office is facing High Court action over alleged late delivery of tender documents. One of the country’s top private market-operating companies is suing it for more than £340,000 after tender documents concerning a market at Port Talbot were discarded by the local authority because they arrived after the deadline. Wendy Fair Markets, of […]

In brief: Flak for SFO after Maxwell trial dismissed

The SFO is under attack again following the decision of Mr Justice Buckley in the High Court last week to dismiss the second trial of Kevin Maxwell and three other defendants. In the judgment, the judge criticised the prosecuting authorities. Maxwell’s solicitor, Peters & Peters partner Keith Oliver, said the judge had considered the issue […]

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