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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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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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LCD 'pleased' with judge ads response

THE LORD Chancellor has received 250 applications for positions of district judge from lawyers answering the first ever judicial advertisements in the UK. Another 50 applications for the job of circuit judge on the North Eastern, Wales and Chester and Western circuits have also been received as a result of the advertising campaign. A spokesman […]

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Paris leads Coudert exodus

INTERNATIONAL law firm Coudert Brothers has lost 17 lawyers, including five partners, in a walkout from its Paris and New York offices. In a surprise move last week, partner Jean-Francois Carreras left the firm’s New York base to join Parisian defectors Nicolas Sokolow, Patrick Dunaud, Jean-Francois Mercadier and Patricia Elsen. Four of the five have […]

Mencap calls for lawyers' understanding

Lawyers should be alert to the problems of the mentally disordered when dealing with clients in custody, says charity Mencap. It says lawyers should not hesitate to call in an appropriate adult under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984, if they feel a client has difficulty understanding or communicating his or her needs. Mencap […]

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