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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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“The number of people who are beyond redemption, that no amount of training or encouragement can save, is certainly in tens – I know a few.” – Director of Public Prosecutions David Calvert-Smith attempts to raise morale among staff at the Crown Prosecution Service.

This week

Watch out for the results of the ranting, hooting, mud-slinging, headache-inducing insult-fest known as the Law Society elections.

In brief: Professor Martin Wasik

Professor Martin Wasik is to be the first Chair of the Sentencing Advisory Panel, the Lord Chancellor has announced. Professor Wasik, a non-practising barrister, was appointed Professor of Law at Manchester University in 1992 and is co-author of the criminal practitioners’ bible, Blackstone’s Criminal Practice. He takes up his new post on 1 July.

Flotations & Financing

A team from US firm Latham & Watkins, led by managing partner of the London office Joseph Blum, represented the State of Qatar in raising $1bn in the southern Arabian state’s first international sovereign debt offering. The debt was sold to US, European and other investors. The underwriters in the offering were Credit Suisse First […]

Addleshaws reaches £50m in its annual fee income results

Addleshaw Booth & Co has hit the £50m fee income barrier in its end of the financial year results, despite persistent speculation over imminent departures. The results reveal an 18 per cent increase on its last financial year, with its main growth area, corporate fin-ance, showing a 19 per cent growth in income to £8.5m. […]

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