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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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Woolf knocks at IT's door

In career terms, appointment as a partner represents both an end and a beginning. It ends the period of ambition to achieve the goal of partnership as it begins a new era when motivation is based on a new set of personal and professional goals. Instead of satisfying internal judges, in the form of partners, […]

City firms develop redundancy program

Helen Sage reports Two City law firms have linked up with a computer software company to produce Execomp, a software program designed to calculate compensation on termination of executive employment. With the assistance of Baker & McKenzie employment partner Michael Ingle and Fox Williams employment partner Jane Mann, Cadence Europress claims to have developed a […]

Long live the SFO

The Serious Fraud Office must feel it has been put through one of its own long investigations after the Davie and Graham reports. It has been acquitted, but the process will have been chastening. It is probably truer of the SFO than other bodies that there is no alternative. To have buried it in the […]

DAC alone among tipped companies

DAVIES Arnold Cooper is the only law firm to appear on a roll call of the UK’s top 100 companies of the future. The City firm joins the likes of Marks & Spencer, British Airways, BT and ICI in a study by the Corporate Research Foundation just published by McGraw-Hill. Under the DAC entry, the […]

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