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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 difficulties faced by disabled solicitors were all too poignantly pointed out at the inaugural conference for the Group for Solicitors with Disabilities. Finding training contracts is still extremely difficult, with firms showing little courage in their attitude to such applications. The humiliations which some have had to endure in the course of interviews are […]

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A barrister’s lot in the regions is not always a happy one. One practitioner says: “It is a chicken-and-egg situation. Counsel argue that we do not have to go to London to instruct barristers as they have the necessary expertise, but if no-one instructs the local Bar, how do they get sufficient specialist experience to […]

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Linklaters & Paines advised Banque Paribas and Caisse des Depots et Consignations, the lead managers, on an issue by the European Investment Bank of one billion Euro bonds due in 2004. It is the world’s first Euro denominated bond issue. It will be payable in ECU until the third stage of monetary union (1999) when […]

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Litigation Writs 18/02/97

Tunbridge Wells widow Sarah Bellingham, whose roofer husband, Andrew, died after falling through a hole in a roof while working at Swindon, Wiltshire in 1995 is suing her husband’s former employers, Hathaway Roofing, of Bishops Auckland, County Durham. Writ issued by Dallas Brett, Oxford Nykredit Mortgage Bank of Plymouth is suing Colin Knott, Brian Harding […]

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