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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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Simmons lands ITCC instruction

Simmons & Simmons, US firm Swindler Berlin Shereff Friedman and Australian telecoms firm Gilbert + Tobin have won key roles as advisers to international bandwidth trading company The firms won the work on a competitive tender which they found out the results of last week.Bandwidth is the technology that determines the speed of an internet […]

Shadbolts handed bioscience instruction

Shadbolt & Co, KLegal and SJ Berwin have advised on the £25.5m third-round funding of biotechnology company Microscience, with Shadbolts advising the company. The investment was provided by Advent Partners and JP Morgan, as well as existing backers Merlin and Apax Partners Funds. The deal cements Shadbolts’ relationship with Microscience, which it nabbed from Clifford […]

Law Society hindered by Data Protection

The Law Society is adding an extra seat for an ethnic minority lawyer to the Law Society Council, but the Data Protection Act has prevented the society from mailshotting ethnic minority solicitors to ask them to apply As elections are this Wednesday (20 March), the Law Society is concerned that not enough candidates will come […]

Very taxing

As beloved as those technical intricacies and the minutiae of a contract may be to many lawyers, there are few among you who would say: “Tax is sexy, tax is cool.” So what chance a tutor to convince his students of just that?Well, it seems that the College of Law in York has a wizard […]

Trowers hooks up with Qatari firm

City firm Trowers & Hamlins has established a formal association with Qatari law firm Hassan Alkhater Law Office A local presence will increase Trowers’ chance of making successful bids on projects. To date, the firm has not been successful in a single bid for a project, said Nick Edwards, Trowers’ international projects partner, who specialises […]

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