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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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Negligent advice, housing repossessions and the legal complexities surrounding demutualisations are creating a growing workload for barristers in banking & finance. Barristers in banking and finance work are finding life busy, although most admit that competition with law firms for the work is greater than ever. ‘A lot of solicitors are trying to retain as […]

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LET there be no mistake large commercial law firms are very angry about what has happened at the Solicitors Indemnity Fund (SIF). And they have good reason. The figures show that under SIF large firms (which tend to have good claims records) have consistently been subsidising smaller firms (which are more likely to have bad […]

US firm re-recruits partners to beef up private client practice

US FIRM Bryan Cave’s London office has hired two partners from US firm Brown & Wood to expand its private client base. Bryan Cave re-recruited Richard Cassell and Dyke Davies who have already worked for the firm once before this month as partners to join what partner, Joe Field, claims is the ‘largest US-based private […]

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