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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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Electronic info fair set to visit six cities

AN ELECTRONIC legal information fair sets out next week on a tour of six cities. Manchester is the first port of call for the fair, which is being organised by the CTI Law Technology Centre based at the University of Warwick. It will also visit Leeds, Newcastle, Bristol, Birmingham and London. The aim of the […]

Question of trust

The fundamental characteristic of a settlement is that its trusts are administered for the benefit of the beneficiaries. It ought therefore be a matter of real concern if its trustees learn that beneficiaries are not content with the way in which they have run it. If trustees are to benefit their beneficiaries, they must know […]

In brief: Isherwood leaves Ricksons for Vaudreys

Stephen Isherwood has joined Manchester law firm Vaudreys as a partner in the corporate department. Isherwood has left the Manchester office of Peter Rickson and partners. He will replace Paul Brown, who himself left Vaudreys last month to go to neighbouring firm Cobbetts.

FLP plays down City fears over Euro takeover code

The Financial Law Panel (FLP) this week dismissed concern that a proposed European directive will open the floodgates to legal action designed to thwart hostile takeover bids. An EU Green Paper on takeovers suggests all member states have a similar takeover code and a designated agency to oversee bid battles. The objective is to harmonise […]

In brief: Three new partners join SJ Berwin & Co

SJ Berwin & Co has appointed three new partners to the firm’s corporate finance, property and securities practices. Graham Nichoson, who left Baker & Mckenzie’s Moscow office in July, has joined the firm’s corporate finance practice. Nichoson said there was nothing significant in his move from Moscow other than a desire for a career change. […]

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