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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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Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 16/6/98

David William Gambrill, 46, admitted 1976, practising at material times on own account as Lewis Bell Darley & Gambrill, Rochester, struck off. Allegations substantiated that he drew monies from client account other than in accordance with the rules, used clients’ funds for his own purposes and those of his wife or of a business controlled […]

Stones Porter exodus continues

Leading housing association partner Chris Smith has become the latest in a series of partners to leave City firm Stones Porter in the past 18 months. Smith is joining the London office of Maclay Murray & Spens where he will be reunited with another ex-Stones Porter partner, Chris Woodruff, who moved there last September to […]

Bar pressed to take action against age discrimination

Barristers are pushing for a clause in the Bar’s code of conduct outlawing age discrimination. The move comes after statistics compiled by students at Middle and Inner Temple showed that applications from candidates over 30 were nearly twice as likely to fail compared to ones made by those under 30. The Bar’s recently established equal […]

LCD launches IT think tank

THE Lord Chancellor’s Department (LCD) has set up a think tank to consider ways of improving the use of IT in the civil justice system. Geoff Hoon, parliamentary secretary at the LCD and former shadow IT spokesman, is to chair a strategy group of eight civil servants and IT professionals. It will be charged with […]

IBA nominations

The IBA ruling council has nominated Dianna Kempe QC as the organisation’s first women vice-president. Francis Neate, ex-Slaughter and May partner and now with merchant bank Schroders, was nominated to retain his post as treasurer.

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