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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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Injury time

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Refereeing decision

Mediation has not proved popular for resolving clinical disputes. Arnold Simanowitz looks at the reasons why and a new initiative that could spark a change in attitude Mediation as an alternative means of resolving disputes has been increasing in popularity and has many supporters among the legal profession.As so often happens with the legal profession, […]

Morgan Cole gets £210K damages from Lloyds TSB

Morgan Cole has won damages of £210,000 from its former London landlord Lloyds TSB after suffering years of discomfort and embarrassment over having to continually apologise to clients for its failing air-conditioning system.The firm resorted to legal action after numerous attempts to resolve the problem with Lloyds TSB concerning its 167 Fleet Street office. The […]

Victimisation

The definition of PI has never been broader. Claimants and their lawyers have not been slow on the uptake. Michael Leyland reports What is the first thing that comes into your head when you hear the words ‘personal injury’? A broken leg? Brain damage? How about deep vein thrombosis or work-related stress? The first two […]

ADR to share top clerk with Hogarth

ADR Chambers has bolstered its management and administration structure with the appointment of one of England’s most experienced clerks It coincides with the set’s unique step of opening offices in Dublin and Hong Kong and its plans to open further sites in France by October and in Australia and the West Indies soon after (The […]

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