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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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Bristol set Guildford Chambers is launching a team of barristers dedicated to education law. The 10-strong team will be led by head of chambers Simon Oliver and will focus on advising on issues related to education and special educational needs. Senior clerk David Smith said barristers within the set had previously done education work as […]

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A new UK reform bill is set to remove existing limits on auditor liability, forcing company and auditor to come to an agreement themselves. Nicholas Heaton and Andrew Wigston report The Company Law Reform Bill, which had its second reading in the House of Commons on 6 June 2006, is the result of a fundamental […]

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UK firm Richards Butler and Swiss law firm Chabrier & Partners (Geneva) have signed an agreement to form an association. The purpose of this arrangement is to exploit each firm’s expertise in international trade and energy. Switzerland and, in particular, Geneva is a major business centre for commodity and energy trading and trade finance and […]

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The ABS conference is a big draw. Even Girls Aloud turned up. Lorraine Cushnie reports Everyone is still exhausted. The four days of freebies, networking and alcohol-fuelled early mornings that are the Global Asset-Backed Securities (ABS) conference are over for another year: and as memories of the Baja Beach Club fade into the distance, it’s […]

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