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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: YSG lecture discusses career options

Legal outplacement agency PCM will present a lecture on career options at the Law Society on 25 April. The lecture, organised by the London Young Solicitors’ Group, will include a speech from PCM’s Charles Glass on alternative careers for lawyers dealing with unforeseen career changes and the use of psychometric testing for the assessment of […]

Lancaster takes over helm at Halliwells

ROGER Lancaster has succeeded Clive Garston as senior partner of Manchester firm Halliwell Landau, one of the leading corporate law practices in the North West. The move follows a 12-year reign with Garston at the helm of the firm during which Halliwell Landau has grown from “a small firm in Manchester to one of the […]

No Law Soc-TSG deals

I am writing with reference to John Malpas’ article ‘Trainees must make salary choice’ (The Lawyer 4 April). I was recently asked by the Law Society for my comments on the issue of minimum salaries for trainee solicitors and the proposals for its abolition. As a law graduate who has been unsuccessfully seeking a training […]

Merger links systems

* Following Morgan Bruce’s merger with Binks Stern, the combined firm is upgrading its IT and has opted for an Amicus practice management system from Admiral Legal Systems. The initial user base will increase from 245 users to over 300 by the end of 1995, spread across the firm’s offices in Cardiff, London and Swansea.

Real courtroom dramas

A THREE year £3 million advertising campaign to improve the image of solicitors is being considered by the Law Society. Chancery Lane officials have met with PR guru Sir Tim Bell to seek his advice on the way forward. The Lawyer asked a selection of advertising, public relations and media friendly lawyers what they thought. […]

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