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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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THE English Bar is to appoint up to six foreign lawyers every year as “honorary members of the Bar” in a bid to boost its profile and clients abroad. The Bar Council’s international relations committee proposed the idea to the Bar Council on 13 July and it was unanimously approved. The selection from the ranks […]

Murder of human rights lawyer leads to calls for inquiry

Tony Girling, the Law Society’s new president, and Ross Harper, the president of the International Bar Association, have written to the Indian prime minister calling for an inquiry into the death of Indian lawyer Jalil Andrabi. The move, which came at the prompting of Indian lawyers, came after the body of Andrabi, who was challenging […]

Legal Centre for Children gets Lottery cash

Children will have better access to legal services following a successful bid for National Lottery funds by the Legal Centre for Children. Over the next three years, £98,000 will be donated to the Legal Centre for Children, the only provider of free legal advice on children’s rights in England and Wales. The money will be […]

Directory on Web

The US Martindale-Hubbell Law Firm Directory has gone on the Internet with a World Wide Web site. The directory is already on CD-Rom and on-line via Lexis-Nexis. The site has links to individual US law firms’ sites, where regularly updated biographies of attorneys are held. Its address is http://www.martindale.com

Legal aid reform overshadows first multi-party action victory

Lawyers who successfully represented human growth hormone victims have paid tribute to the Legal Aid Board for funding the action – but they say the Government’s reform plans could jeopardise future multi-party actions. The case, conducted by David Body, of Irwin Mitchell, and Peter Llewelyn, of the Smith Llewelyn Partnership in Swansea, was the first […]

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