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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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Fox Hayes in second redundancy round

Up to 43 members of staff are set to lose their jobs at Leeds firm Fox Hayes, taking the total number of UK 200 redundancies to 722. Twenty-five members of staff, including 10 fee-earners, have already been made redundant at Fox Hayes. A consultation has just been launched with a further 18, eight of whom […]

Bar Council alerts sets to company offering £145 ICO registration

The Bar Council is warning that it has not endorsed a data protection company offering to register sets with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Blackpool-based business DPA Registrations is offering to register barristers with the office, as is required by the Data Protection Act 1998, for a fee of £145. However, in an open letter […]

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If Tulkinghorn casts his mind back he can still recall the global financial meltdown of the late 1920s and 1930s. Back then, of course, one could always find solace in a good book. But in these days of 24-hour news and 100-point headlines it is hard to distance oneself from events. And few people find […]

DLA Piper signs Kuwait tie-up

DLA Piper has expanded its presence in the Gulf through a joint venture with the international division of Kuwaiti firm Al Wagayan, Al Awadhi & Al Saif. DLA Piper will be of the few international firms to tap the Kuwaiti market. As revealed by The Lawyer (2 June 2008), Denton Wilde Sapte poached the entire […]

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