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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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Monckton head appointed Public Law Commissioner

The Department for Constitutional Affairs (DCA) has appointed Monckton Chambers’ joint head Kenneth Parker QC as the new Public Law Commissioner. Parker will leave Monckton to take up his new role full-time. His former joint-head of chambers Paul Lasok QC becomes sole head of chambers. Parker’s tenure will last for five years, starting from 1 […]

Two Field Court head defects to Landmark Chambers

Civil set Two Field Court has been plunged into confusion by the imminent departure of its head of chambers Ashley Underwood QC to Landmark Chambers. Public law specialist Underwood will move to Landmark in February 2006, leaving Two Field Court with 33 members, including just one silk, employment specialist Lucy Theis QC. Underwood said his […]

Eversheds ramps up fraud team with SFO hire

Eversheds has scored a major coup for its fraud team with the hire of Serious Fraud Office (SFO) deputy director Peter Kiernan as a partner. Kiernan, who joins Eversheds in January, will work alongside fraud head Gerallt Owen, a recruit from Orchard Solicitors in August 2004. The hire is designed to complement the firm’s existing […]

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