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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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On 30 November 2001, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) will acquire its full range of powers under the Financial Services and Markets Act (FSMA). Originally scheduled for 1999, the two-year delay indicates how problematic the task has been to unite such a wide array of regulatory and supervisory bodies under one statutory regulator.Solicitors are faced […]

DWF leads the way in EU fund blueprint

Davies Wallis Foyster (DWF) has used the expertise it has gained in handling Objective One funding in Merseyside to develop a blueprint for other qualifying regions. The firm has been involved in the Merseyside Special Investment Fund (MSIF), which was set up with EU money, since its beginning, but now the MSIF structure is expected […]

Linnells takes first step to German friendship

Oxford firm courts lower-end work from Macfarlanes’ German friend Nörr Stiefenhofer Oxford-based Linnells is planning to increase its European presence by developing links with German firm Nörr Stiefenhofer Lutz.The two firms are hosting a joint seminar, which Linnells hopes will raise the firm’s international profile and build on its current relationship with Nörr Stiefenhofer.Three partners […]

Badhams merger focuses on insurance

A merger between part of Badhams and niche professional indemnity firm Williams Davies Meltzer has created a new insurance firm called Plexus Law. Badhams’ London and Croydon offices will continue under the existing brand. They will concentrate on fast-track and general claims workThe new seven-partner firm will comprise Badhams’ commercial risks and losses practice and […]

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