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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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UK solicitors group links with Spanish equivalent

The Nationwide Independent Solicitors Group (NIS), a network of 19 UK firms, has formed an association with Iurispan, a similar network of Spanish firms. The association will give NIS a point of contact in all the major Spanish locations. Graeme Kirk, senior partner of Bury St Edmunds-based firm Gross & Co and chairman of the […]

In brief: Lawyers to appeal over Caesarean case

Solicitors for a woman detained in hospital under the Mental Health Act and forced to have a Caesarean are to appeal a High Court decision that she waited too long to challenge the legality of her detention. Leigh Day & Co solicitor Richard Stein, who is representing the woman known only as Ms S, said […]

A confident future

Jersey has hit the headlines for mostly the wrong reasons of late, but its financial and legal companies are now rallying round to reinforce the positive aspects of the island. The disquiet began because some argued that the financial services sector had become disproportionately important to the island’s economy. The moves to push limited liability […]

Townspeople bristle over badger problem

The battle of the badgers is heading for the High Court. Mr Justice Kay has given the green light for South Somerset District Council to mount a unique judicial review challenge to the Government’s refusal to relocate a badger set in Yeovil which is said to be causing havoc for the creature’s human neighbours. The […]

Nicholas Underhill ponders the effect of the latest Tupe ruling.

Nicholas Underhill QC is a member of Fountain Court Chambers. Employment practitioners have been treated over the past few years to a series of supposed landmark decisions on the meaning of the Acquired Rights Directive and the Transfer of Undertakings Regulations (Tupe). Some of the landmarks have, in retrospect, been distinctly obscure. Does last week’s […]

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