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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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Litigation Writs 07/03/95

Rushmoor Borough Council is being sued by Sonya Padgett, from Aldershot, who trades as Quality House Reproductions. She is seeking damages for wrongful interference with her goods and excessive distress from non-domestic rates. She is also seeking damages for alleged trespass to her property and a court order banning further such action by the council. […]

In brief: Advisers to apply for SIB guidance review

The IFA Association, professional indemnity insurers LIBM and their solicitors DJ Freeman have won leave to apply for judicial review of guidance from the Securities and Investments Board (SIB). The guidance ordered independent financial advisers to review cases in order to encourage possible claims against them of mis-selling of pensions. It is estimated that the […]

SPG 'sold out' to Law Society says member

A FOUNDER member of the Sole Practitioners Group is considering resigning from the committee because he claims it has been hijacked by the Law Society. Leslie Dubow says the SPG, which has been beset with internal squabbles, has no future as an effective forum for small firms. In a separate development vice-chair Naomi Turl is […]

Litigation Recent Decisions 07/02/95

Home Office: illegal immigrants applied for habeas corpusImmigration Act – no power to detain asylum seekers R v Secretary of State for the Home Department and Anor, ex parte Khan; Same v Same, ex parte Virk; Same v Same ex parte Singh; Same v Same, ex parte Taggar (1995) (QBD 16/01/95) (Dyson J) Summary: No […]

Who has the disease?

As usual, Scotland has been used as an experimental station for Government schemes. Thus solicitor advocates are further advanced north of the border. So advanced that they now have their own nickname – “adsols”. Some adsols have not yet completed the necessary training. Those that have are known as “complete adsols” – especially at the […]

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