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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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BAR Council chair Peter Goldsmith QC outlined a dual role for the Bar of asserting itself in the debate over changes to the justice system while adapting to the threat of professional competition. Speaking at the Bar’s AGM about proposed changes to the system, he singled out the Lord Chancellor’s legal aid Green Paper and […]

Litigation Discliplinary Tribunals 20/06/95

DEREK PETER WATMOUGH, 48, admitted 1971, practised as Watters & Watmough, St Helens, Merseyside, struck off and ordered to pay £4,583 costs. Allegations substantiated he practised without practising certificate, used client funds for own purposes and those of other clients, sought to mislead client about professional conduct of her matter, forged a letter purporting to […]

In brief: Another writ for dissolved London firm

Bolt Burdon has issued another writ against the partners of dissolved law firm Graham Peries & Co. Hemamali Graham and Indrani Peries, who have been hit by a series of writs in recent months from former clients claiming they are owed money and passports lodged with the firm in support of visa applications, are being […]

LPC scheme fosters links in London

LEGAL Practice Course students at the University of Westminster have formed a new organisation aimed at fostering links with the legal community in and around London. The organisation, LPC Links with Legal London, is described as a “self-help group” for students without training contracts. Designed to secure work for those on the 1994/95 intake, the […]

Law Society slams legal aid 'lottery'

A CRITICAL response to the Government’s legal aid proposals has been released by the Law Society which claims plans for rigid new controls would do little to make the system more cost-effective. The society says the Green Paper proposals have been designed to serve the interests of the Treasury and not the public with planned […]

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