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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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Hammond Suddards has hired an insolvency partner from rival Dibb Lupton Alsop’s Manchester office. John Alderton is quitting Dibbs following the impending departure of department head Peter Manning to Simmons & Simmons’ London office. Manning resigned in January. The number of partners at Dibbs’ Manchester insolvency department will drop from three to one, leaving just […]

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EVERSHEDS’ head of tax Reg Nock has left after just eight months, branding his appointment “a mistake”. The revelation is accompanied by mounting speculation that the firm is planning to merge with a Scottish firm. Nock joined Eversheds in June, having previously written legal tax publications at Deloitte & Touche. He left abruptly on 23 […]

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Philip Judd v Mary Blain Shepley (1999) QBD (Rougier J) 15 February 1999 Plaintiff: Male, minor, 16 years old at date of trial. Incident: The plaintiff suffered extensive injuries to his head and limbs caused as a result of a road traffic accident whereby the defendant drove her motorcar into the plaintiff knocking him off […]

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