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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 […]

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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 […]

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Staying up

The recent boom years have done wonders for the Irish legal market, but more changes are afoot. Ken Murphy reports “If you want things to stay as they are, things will have to change” – Giuseppe di Lampedusa.Although Heraclitus famously remarked that “there is nothing permanent except change”, the more subtle approach quoted above from […]

Halliwells poised to add gardening leave to deed

Halliwell Landau is set to introduce gardening leave for partners in the next financial year At the moment, Halliwells partners do not have to take time out between jobs.The firm said that it has chosen to change the partnership deed for reasons of good practice. Halliwells partners are formally voting on the issue before the […]

Garretts begs the City to take on its trainees

Andersen Legal senior partner Williams in last-ditch scramble to save forty-four jobs Andersen Legal managing partner Tony Williams is understood to be trying to secure places for his London trainees with City firms. It looks unlikely that Garretts will secure a firmwide merger and Williams has moved to safeguard his trainees’ futures.Garretts currently has 44 […]

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