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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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Thompsons strikes deal with trade union Unison

Thompsons has won the bulk of outside legal work from the UK’s largest union, under a recent agreement with Unison. Partner Tom Jones revealed that Unison, the public service union, has agreed to refer all its legal business outside London to Thompsons – London work will be referred to OH Parsons & Partners. The agreement […]

Power scheme finished at eleventh hour

Three City firms are celebrating winning a race against time to finish a $467m gas power financing project which could have been scuppered by an imminent Turkish Supreme Court decision. The non-retrospective ruling, which is due in the next few days, could still affect other infrastructure projects, together worth billions of pounds, which City firms […]

Roscoe takes chair at London criminal solicitors association

Robert Roscoe, partner at Victor Lissack & Roscoe and the chair of the Law Society criminal law committee, was elected president of the London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association last week. Roscoe had been acting president since May, following the appointment of Robert Winstanley as a circuit judge. He said that the association, which now has […]

Focus on fax

Hexar, a supplier of network fax and messaging systems, is holding a “Future of the fax in the legal profession” seminar. The free event, aimed at telecommunication managers, IT managers and senior partners, will look at the impact of computer technology on fax systems. Speakers will include Mike Shore, telecommunications manager at Herbert Smith and […]

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