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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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Barristers scramble for Fraud Offic

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is trawling through 350 applications by barristers for membership of a pool of additional counsel for its fraud investigations and prosecutions. The applications are in response to letters from the SFO’s director,Rosalind Wright, to the head of every set in the country asking them to submit details of counsel prepared […]

Royal Bank of Scotland

This deal for the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) means Berwin Leighton Paisner’s (BLP) property finance department has worked on up to £4bn worth of deals in the past six months, compared with £3bn for the whole of last year.As an elite player in property finance, RBS accounts for a good third of that work. […]

Biko’s champion

Sir Sydney Kentridge was defence barrister in the two highest-profile cases in apartheid South Africa. But at 78 are the energy levels starting to run low?

SJ Berwin in Palmer Capital scoop

SJ Berwin property partner David Ryland has won a new role as adviser to property private equity house Palmer Capital Partners (PCP), despite difficult market conditions for developers. A property finance specialist, Ryland has just completed his first piece of work for PCP, a £200m five-year joint venture between PCP-backed property company Frontier Estates and […]

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