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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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The Lawyer Inquiry: Anthony Bogan

Anthony Bogan, 37, was born in Singapore and lives in Richmond. He is a partner with Saunders Palmer Ure and is standing for the presidency of the Law Society. What was your first job? A night watchman – I kept falling asleep. What was your first ever salary as a lawyer? £3,000 per annum. What […]

Law Society elections. The trouble with the profession is…

There can be little doubt that Law Society president Martin Mears has tapped into a reservoir of disaffection. But there is a danger that the current elections will increase polarisation at a time when we need to find common ground to revive the profession. The key issue is that the profession has not taken on […]

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Solicitors 'too slow' in taking fees

SOLICITORS are too slack about collecting fees, say their financial directors. The indictment comes after the release of a study that says law firms could save millions of pounds a year by reducing their bank interest charges through better management of work in progress and credit control. According to the latest study from the Centre […]

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