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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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City firms attack plans for LLPs

The Government’s proposed legislation for limited liability partnerships (LLPs) will put City law firms at a disadvantage overseas firms with offices in the UK, say critics of the bill. The draft Limited Liability Partnership Bill requires UK LLPs to disclose accounts, but does not require overseas LLPs to do so. This would mean US partnerships […]

Philip Goodchild on part-timers' bids for pension rights

Philip Goodchild is a pensions solicitor at Hammond Suddards. Women part-time workers are waiting for a ruling from the European Court of Justice (ECJ), due 14 September, in the case of Preston v Wolverhampton Healthcare NHS Trust. This is a test case for 60,000 employees who allege that, contrary to Article 119 of the Treaty […]

Pinsents scores twice with Wembley panels

Pinsent Curtis has scored a double by winning two appointments to the private practice panels advising on the u475m Wembley Stadium project. The firm’s tax and construction teams were selected after a competitive tender process and will join other law firms on the relevant panels. Senior partner Julian Tonks says: “We were delighted with this […]

Australian firm in u9m fraud payout

The partners of one of Australia’s most prestigious law firms, Allen Allen & Hemsley, have been found personally liable for A$22m (u9m), arising from the fraudulent activities of a former managing partner in the London office. The 100-partner firm, which is based in Sydney and Brisbane, has been rocked by a string of adverse judgments […]

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