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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 […]

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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 Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has appointed 16 firms to its revamped disciplinary proceedings panel. The new panel replaces the old structure, which saw lawyers instructed on an individual rather than law firm basis. Under the new system each firm will serve on the panel for three years, with the list being drawn up following […]

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The vexed question of extradition between the UK and Russia (which has increasingly arisen in cases involving commercial and corporate issues) continues to engage the courts in this country and to stir controversy and debate. There is a common perception that extradition between the two countries is not legally possible. This is only half true. […]

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BLG tight-lipped on fee-earner redundancies as 49 staff enter consultation

Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) has launched a redundancy consultation with 49 staff  and an undisclosed number of fee earners. It comes just weeks after the firm offered half of its September trainee intake £2,500 to defer for six months. In a statement chief executive Clint Evans said: “This is not only a response to […]

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