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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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There is no lack of funds or determination to increase energy efficiency in the Scottish marketplace. By Euan McVicar Energy and climate change have been the focus of the world’s policy makers and opinion formers throughout 2007. Much of the ensuing debate has been at an intergovernmental level and has centred on relations between the […]

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No5 seals tie-up with City’s sole China firm

NO5 CHAMBERS has launched a groundbreaking exclusive alliance with the only Chinese law firm operating in London, Zhonglun W&D. Birmingham-based No5 and Zhonglun commenced tie-up negotiations in March, a month after the Chinese firm opened its London office. The deal will see Zhonglun refer all its work exclusively to the 170-barrister set. Practice director at […]

Boots targets five firms in post-merger adviser review

ALLIANCE Boots’ head of legal will kick off a closely watched panel review for the former FTSE100 company now that its £11.1bn buyout has all but completed. Legal affairs head Marco Pagni, who will be a director of the newly privatised company, told The Lawyer that he is looking to formulate a panel of around […]

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