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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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IBA admits four

The International Bar Association (IBA) has admitted the ruling bar of Equatorial Guinea as its 174th member at a council meeting in Vienna. The South Australian Bar, the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the International Federation of Women Lawyers in Kenya were admitted as sustaining members.

LCD launches IT think tank

THE Lord Chancellor’s Department (LCD) has set up a think tank to consider ways of improving the use of IT in the civil justice system. Geoff Hoon, parliamentary secretary at the LCD and former shadow IT spokesman, is to chair a strategy group of eight civil servants and IT professionals. It will be charged with […]

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Clifford Chance is advising Prestbury Group on its £32.55m acquisition of a portfolio of properties from Brixton Estates. Linklaters co-ordinated a team of lawyers acting for Brixton Estates, including Cameron McKenna and Clyde & Co.

Imro could have contributed to DMG directors' legal fees

Investment regulator Imro has said that the four Deutsche Morgan Grenfell asset management directors suspended from working in the City, following the Peter Young scandal, could have requested that Imro pay their legal fees. Imro suspended the four directors – Graham Kane, Glyn Owen, Michael Wheatley and Paul Ebling – for failing to prevent Peter […]

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