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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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Freshfields, Linklaters in German partnership cull

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An era of increasingly sophisticated regeneration structures is dawning to rescue inner cities from decline. Stephen Sorrell reports What do the Cornish town Redruth, Corby in the East Midlands and Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria have in common? The answer is, in part, history. Each could be defined as being at the centre of a declining industry […]

Exchange Chambers bags four new tenants

Liverpool’s Exchange Chambers has hired four tenants just as the set reports a 9 per cent turnover hike to £13m. Scott Redpath joins from Clifford Chance and is the first pensions barrister to join the Northern Circuit. Commercial litigator Dr Digby Jess joins from Manchester’s 8 King Street, crime barrister Rachael Woods from Manchester’s Queens […]

A brief mis-spell

We all make mistakes, so Brownie points to Taylor Wessing for fessing up to a howler last week, which was buried in the recesses of a press release trumpeting Mike Frawley’s impending elevation to managing partner. The info about the new Kiwi boss was all fine, it was the ‘Notes to Editors’ section where things […]

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