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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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Football’s cash influx provides win-win situation for lawyers

Fans might find it nail-biting, but the lawyers are loving every minute. Fans might find it nail-biting, but the lawyers are loving every minute. This summer’s football transfer window has played host to a series of legal battles over player transfers as the complexity of player contracts increases. The final whistle is yet to blow […]

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More than half of the UK’s law firms are gearing up for new Money Laundering Regulations, despite the guidelines not yet being finalised, a study has revealed. Two-thirds of law firms have already invested in additional training for staff, despite misgivings about the regulations. The research, conducted by LexisNexis, shows that 52 per cent of […]

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Spare a thought for Simon Twigden, the Addleshaw Goddard litigation partner at the centre of the dispute with Mr Justice Peter Smith over a £750,000-a-year job at the firm. As you might guess, it’s been a pretty stressful few weeks and now Twigden is finding it hard to get some distance between him and the […]

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