Litigation Personal Injury 16/07/96

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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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Shock to the legal system

War on crime was the message. But the White Paper on crime and punishment of Secretary of State for Scotland Michael Forsyth had more than one battle in mind last month. Tucked in between the hard-line penal reforms was the blueprint for a radical overhaul of the criminal legal aid process in Scotland. Proposals for […]

PI aid figures are untrue, claims Apil

The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (Apil) claims Lord Mackay is exaggerating the cost of personal injury cases to justify cutting legal aid. David Marshall, Apil legal aid spokesman, said lawyers interpreted the Lord Chancellor’s recent remarks about “legal aid wasting money on too many weak, trivial and undeserving cases” as referring to class actions […]

SA calls for more help from UK as five give free talks

Nelson Mandela’s deputy minister of justice has called for training help from UK lawyers. The deputy minister, Dr Mantobazana Tshabalala-Msimang, visiting England for Mandela’s state visit, spoke to members of the British South African Lawyers Association at the Law Society on 8 July. “My message to you,” Tshabalala said, “is do not be hesitant in […]

New system speaks your language

Alison Laferia reports PC users can surf the Net or produce electronic documents simply by talking, with a new version of speech recognition technology recently launched by Dragon Systems. DragonDictate for Windows version 2.1: British English, allows the user to access Netscape browser menus and dialogue boxes by speaking. It also lets the user dictate […]

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