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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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Falconer: media threatens Freedom of Information

The Lord Chancellor Lord Falconer has outlined his vision for freedom of information, stating: “People, not the press, must be the priority.” Falconer attacked the media for denying the public access to information due to “fishing expeditions” under the Freedom of Information Act. At the Lord Williams of Mostyn Memorial Lecture last week, hosted by […]

London’s smaller firms fall behind the regions

Partners at small law firms in London and the South East are being outperformed by those in the Eastern, East Midlands and Yorkshire and North East regions, a new Law Society survey has found. The annual Financial Benchmarking Survey, conducted by the Law Management Section (LMS) of the Society, found that for firms with 30 […]

Sharia flaw

Apparently Conyers Dill is trying to get into Islamic finance. The firm is organising a seminar and has sent out invitations to clients, financial institutions and Islamic scholars. The event? A champagne reception.

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