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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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Top juniors are in high demand

Daniel Holden takes a look at the outstanding PI and medical negligence juniors making a name for themselves in the City sets Many skilled juniors practise in the personal injury field, which attracts work from both London and the regions. But although the list of medical negligence juniors is long, solicitors still consider them to […]

Consulting clerks

Daniel Holden asks clerks which barristers they would cherry-pick for a dream set Each month, The Lawyer asks solicitors to name their barrister dream teams. Solicitors pick the leader and junior, without thought to expense or availability, whom they would want fighting in their corner. But such is the specialism at the personal injury and […]

Protecting those who protect us

Roger Pearson looks at the rights of those working for the emergency services to sue their employers over work-related trauma An Appeal Court ruling has reinforced the rights of police and members of other emergency services to seek damages after witnessing traumatic incidents while at work. The case reinforces the principles established by cases such […]

Norton Rose wins whole Jeantet insurance team

Norton Rose’s Paris office has head-hunted the entire insurance practice of leading Paris firm Jeantet & Associes – rated in the market as one of the best insurance practices in France. Partner Christian Bouckaert leads the five-lawyer team. He will become a partner at Norton Rose along with Jeantet associates Pascal Ormen and Beatrice Haricheaux […]

Meddling with the nation's retirement

New Labour has endangered occupational pension schemes, warns Jane Marshall. Jane Marshall is a partner and head of pensions at Hammond Suddards. The importance of retirement provision has never been more recognised – but are traditional occupational schemes suitable with today’s labour market and work patterns? Pension provision is particularly tax efficient. Contributions paid by […]

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