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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 […]

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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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Partners at Richards Butler are expected to vote in January over whether to proceed with the firm’s proposed merger with Theodore Goddard. Last month the tripartite talks with Denton Hall broke down over the integration of Denton Hall and Richards Butler’s Hong Kong offices. Theodore Goddard continued talks with Richards Butler and now, The Lawyer […]

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Birds Eye Wall’s is taking Northampton Ice Cream to the High Court in a claim for u400,000, for alleged breach of a distributor agreement. Birds Eye is claiming u177,904 for goods supplied and u220,199 for ice creams supplied. The dispute arises out of an alleged deal under which Birds Eye says it agreed to deliver […]

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Grapple with Llewelyn Zietman’s yuletide brainteaser and you could be celebrating the new year with a case of champagne. 1. “You shall not permit a witch to live.” This is a quotation from which of the following books? (a) The Bible (b) The Koran (c) The Talmud (d) The Spanish Inquisition Code of Ethics (e) […]

In brief: New partner at Hammond Suddards

Nick Jones has become a partner at Hammond Suddards in the company’s national employment unit. Jones, who has worked at Hammond Suddards for four years, will join Sue Nickson, head of the national employment unit.

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