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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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Lord Ackner has rightly posed the question on the delay in reaching a decision over rights of audience for employed solicitors. Almost a year has passed since the controversial advice given to Lord Mackay by the Lord Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Legal Education and Conduct (Aclec). At that time the majority of the group rejected […]

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Helen Sage reports The London Borough of Merton is looking for a new solicitor to head its legal services department. Its previous head, Peter Large, left earlier this month after three years as senior solicitor. Neither Merton’s press office or the legal services department were prepared to comment upon his departure or to disclose where […]

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First for sole advocate in civil appeal

LONDON lawyer David Price claims to be the first solicitor advocate to have acted as the sole advocate within the civil division of the Courts of Appeal. Price, of David Price & Co, appeared as advocate for the respondent in an appeal brought by the City of London Police. The case followed Price’s client, Nigel […]

In brief: Holborn Law Soc lecture tackles racism

The annual Holborn Law Society lecture will be exploring the relationship between racism and the law. Guest speaker is Christopher Boothman, legal director of the Commission for Racial Equality, and the debate will ask: is new legislation needed for crime with a racist element? The lecture will be held at the Mary Ward Centre at […]

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