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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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In brief: Scientist duo set to advise at Lovells

Lovell White Durrant has recruited two scientists to provide logistical support and advice to its product liability and pharmaceuticals/biosciences group. Post-doctoral scientists Marion Palmer and Duniya Shah will help lawyers sift through complex scientific and medical evidence. They will also identify and assess expert witnesses that the firm may wish to use.

2KBW trio spread their wings in Goldsmith Building move

Chris fogarty reports Common law set Goldsmith Building has poached three leading education law barristers from 2 King’s Bench Walk, headed by Lord Campbell of Alloway QC. The arrival of John Friel, Deborah Hay and Clive Rawlings, who will develop a public and administrative law practice at the set, is part of the chambers’ strategy […]

In brief: Warwickshire practices head for merger

South Warwickshire firms GF Lodder & Sons and FB Hancock & Co are to merge from 1 January. Established in 1850, Lodders has five partners, and specialises in private client and commercial work. Hancocks, with three partners, has a similar client profile. The newly merged firm will have 33 fee earners, use the Lodders banner […]

Haarmanns opens Milan office

GERMAN firm Haarmann, Hemmelrath & Partner is set to become only the second German firm to enter the Italian legal market when it opens a Milan office early next year. Haarmanns, which had a formal association with Taylor Joynson Garrett until recently and still maintains some loose links with the UK firm, also opened a […]

Countdown to millennium crisis

I was asked last week what I thought the cause of the next recession would be. The cyclical nature of economies suggests that there does not necessarily have to be a particular cause, although that w ill not stop people looking for one. I do, however, believe that the so-called “millennium bug” is likely to […]

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