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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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Supreme Court gains first chief executive

The attorney general department’s senior civil servant Jenny Rowe is to be the first chief executive of the new UK supreme court, the Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary Jack Straw has announced. Rowe, currently the attorney general’s director of policy and administration, will be acting as chief executive designate until the supreme court comes into […]

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The all-island single electricity market puts responsibility for energy production firmly in the hands of the open market The single electricity market (SEM) for the island of Ireland went live on 1 November 2007, representing a significant milestone in the all-island project to establish a single natural gas and electricity market in Ireland. This project […]

People moves: Round up

CMS Cameron McKenna has hired Diane Gwynne as director of people and development, replacing HR consultant Barbara Capstick, who was interim head of the department. • CMS Cameron McKenna has hired Diane Gwynne as director of people and development, replacing HR consultant Barbara Capstick, who was interim head of the department. Gwynne joins from chartered […]

Media lobbies Govt to introduce libel cap

Twenty two media groups have joined forces to lobby the Government for a cap on the exponential costs in libel cases. The body, including organisations such as Associated Newspapers and the BBC, submitted recommendations to the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) in response to the Government’s consultation on conditional fee arrangements (CFAs) in publication proceedings. Reynolds […]

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