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Latest Briefings

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 fabled benefits of ESOPs

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McIntyre v Filtrona – Court of Appeal 12 March 199Claimant: Dorothy McIntyre, 47 Incident: Claimant claimed she suffered Carpal Tunnel Syndrome after years of repetitive work making cigarette filters Injuries: Agonising pain in wrist; no feeling in fingers; difficulty in sleeping; operative treatment necessary Award: £750 at Newcastle County Court (July 1995); award set aside […]

Swap options appeal

The House of Lords has given leave for an appeal direct from the High Court in Bankers Trust International v RCS Editori Spa. The case centres on a dispute over 1992 ‘swap options’ between the parties. The Law Lords are to be asked to probe jurisdictional points and the impact of Article 17 of the […]

Quality award for London borough

Helen Sage reports NEWHAM Council is the first London Borough to win an independent quality award for its legal services work. The legal services department, which tendered successfully for the council’s legal work, has been awarded the quality accreditation following an assessment by the independent quality auditor SGS Yarsleys. The award, which is internationally recognised […]

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The Association of Solicitors in Investment Management (Asim) is to hold an election for a new chair following the decision of Cripps Harries Hall partner David Lough to stand down after three years i

Mary Heaney reports The Association of Solicitors in Investment Management (Asim) is to hold an election for a new chair following the decision of Cripps Harries Hall partner David Lough to stand down after three years in the position. Heather Martin, secretary to the association, said of the departure : “Everyone’s very sad that he’s […]

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