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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: Mark Stephens

Last week’s The Lawyer carried a photograph captioned Mark Stephens. Unfortunately the wrong photograph was used. The picture which appeared was in fact David Schollenberger, an assistant solicitor with S J Berwin & Co. Schollenberger has just been appointed by the firm to spearhead its IT practice.

Surveyed hackers snub law

Computer hackers do not fear the law, are seldom caught and rarely prosecuted, according to a new survey released by IT supplier Computacenter. The survey of 126 hackers revealed that 79 per cent of hackers believe tougher legislation would not be a significant deterrent and 62 per cent said more prosecutions would not stop them […]

IBA women call for Net advantage

THE IBA’s new women lawyers group should have its own web site so women lawyers from all over the world can communicate with each other, according to its founder. Over 200 women lawyers gathered for lunch at the IBA conference in Berlin for the launch of the group, set up by Dianna Kempe, who has […]

Bogan sets up his own firm in Richmond

Anthony Bogan, chair of the Solicitors Association and maverick Law Society Council member who campaigned to split the Law Society, has set up a practice in his constituency base of Surrey. Bogan left Saunders Palmer Ure in Hounslow, Middlesex last week to set up with partner Alex Alagappa, chair of the British Legal Association. The […]

IT front-runners in the Olympic city

THE LEGAL Tech conference is regarded as the definitive show for legal technology in the US. But I was deeply disappointed to find only a handful of products on show in the Olympic city of Atlanta last month that were truly deserving of a gold medal. There were even a number of products still running […]

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