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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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Usual suspects join line-up

Criminal silks currently form an impressive line-up of talent, both in general and white-collar crime, and from a wide selection of chambers. Here leading criminal practitioners pinpoint their choice of the best.Anthony Glass QC of Hollis Whiteman Chambers at Queen Elizabeth Building is praised for his “Rolls Royce mind and great client skills”, together with […]

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I was chopping onions on the kitchen counter last week when there was a huge, sucking, “whump” sound. Somewhat concerned, I opened the doors under the sink to find a mass of what looked like brown, sodden Shredded Wheat lying on top of the Jif bottles. It seems the kitchen, installed by the house’s previous […]

Bar Council blocks Association of Women Barristers' voting rights

The Association of Women Barristers’ (AWB) application for a voting seat on the Bar Council seems doomed to fail before it has started.The council’s policy is to only allow applications from groups which cannot effectively be represented by a body already holding a seat.The AWB acknowledge that the Bar Council’s constitution may require amendment to […]

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Monday 26 April is to lawyers what 1 January 2000 is to computer programmers.This is the day the Civil Procedure Rules come into force, ushering in the greatest shake-up of civil litigation this century. Litigants can be confident that, from this day on, their cases will be dealt with quickly and cheaply, under the capable […]

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