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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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A BIRMINGHAM Post interview which reports former Solicitors Complaints Bureau head Veronica Lowe attacking Martin Mears has brought her pay-off back under question. There is speculation that the interview, in which Lowe is reported to have claimed Mears had “little familiarity” with the bureau, may have breached a confidentiality agreement in her £90,000 severance package. […]

Insolvency expert sued for £1.5m

A BARRISTER who specialises in insolvency work is being sued for £1.5 million by his bank. In a High Court writ, Lloyds Bank claims John Davies, of Colin Brodie QC’s 24 Old Buildings chambers, borrowed the money secured against a Westminster property. The writ, issued by Hammond Suddards, claims Davies had not repaid the money […]

Family lawyers rally to Mackay's defence

FAMILY lawyers have come out in support of the Lord Chancellor as he faces mounting pressure from Tory backbenchers to drop his radical plans for divorce reform. The Solicitors Family Law Association has criticised the press and MPs leading the attack on Lord Mackay, saying claims that no-fault divorce would devalue the institution of marriage […]

Slaughters tracks down charity's £6m

FIVE solicitors from Slaughter and May spearheaded an international investigation which traced nearly £6 million allegedly defrauded from the Salvation Army. Partner Richard Clark headed the London-based team which tracked the funds through 13 countries and also recovered £3 million in interest and costs. The operation involved 43 law firms worldwide, and in England 20 […]

Grosskurth switches to LAB

A LEADING legal pressure group has lost one of its key staff members to the Legal Aid Board. In an unusual move Anne Grosskurth, policy officer at the Legal Action Group, joins the Legal Aid Board’s policy department. She will be working at a senior grade as policy adviser for the board under policy director […]

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