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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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Denton Hall victors in Irish beauty contest

Denton Hall has beaten four City firms to advise the Irish government on privatising its telecommunications. The government tendered for the work after deciding to bring forward the date for telecommunications liberalisation to 1 December 1998. Dentons now has five months to help get licensing and authorisation structures in place. It is setting up a […]

Ex-councillor tackles council

Moves by a former councillor – who was removed from office following allegations relating to unfair property dealings but was later cleared of the allegations – to sue the council over the impact the matter had on his reputation are being considered by the Law Lords. They have adjourned an application by Terence Gregory for […]

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The flexibility of contract work is beneficial to both the firm and the individual, says Richard Tyler. Firms are able to keep their fixed overheads under control while the solicitor has the freedom to pursue other business interests. Permanent employment does not suit everyone. Indeed, as a lifestyle choice, working for three days out of […]

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