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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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Panel cutbacks continue to hit litigation firms

Insurance companies are cutting down on the number of law firms on their panel, making litigation work increasingly competitive. Peter Whitehead, partner at James Chapman & Co says: “Insurance companies have historically sent work to a range of law firms, but at the moment they are reducing the number of firms on their panel.” There […]

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Ian Lyall of McGrigor Donald acted for Devonport Royal Dockyard Pension Trustees in Plymouth on a £3.1m investment purchase of property in Stirling from National Provident, advised by Biggart Baillie.

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Kent-based firm Brachers has been advising Eurotunnel on the development of its strategic partnership with BAA. The deal has secured a 15-year contract for BAA’s subsidiary, World Duty Free, to manage and develop Eurotunnel’s retail factilities at its terminals in Folkestone, Kent and Coquelles. It is expected to generate more than £100m a year in […]

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