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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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Work Life Quiz: James Trafford, Wilsons

What was your first-ever job?Aged 17, working for a sailmaker. He was a world champion sailor and I idolised him. What was your worst experience as a trainee?Being handed suggestive notes by the post girl – I was so embarrassed I wanted to hide. Where’s the best place to go if you want to find […]

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A&O and CMS advise on Metronet administration

Five UK firms have scooped key roles on the Metronet administration, which was launched earlier today. Five UK firms have scooped key roles on the Metronet administration, which was launched earlier today. Allen & Overy (A&O) has a scooped a key role on the administration, advising accounting firm Ernst & Young as the administrators. The […]

Brick Court builds up Norris defence

The campaign to stop businessman Ian Norris from being extradited to the US has just stepped up a gear. The bar’s undisputed big-hitter Jonathan Sumption QC of Brick Court Chambers has been seconded to Norris’s legal team as it gets ready to take the tycoon’s plight to the House of Lords. Sumption has joined an […]

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