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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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A LEADING US law firm has hit out at in-house counsel who are demanding law firms connect up to their computer systems. Sullivan & Cromwell partner Michael Lacadara told a seminar on in-house counsel that the firm was faced with many clients all computerising at the same time. “We have had clients ring us to […]

'Primitive' accusation aimed at Crime Bill

The Justices’ Clerks’ Society has hit out at Government proposals to introduce minimum and mandatory sentences, saying they may lead to a regression to a more primitive system of law. The society said it had “grave misgivings over the use of minimum sentences, both in principle and in practice”. The Penal Affairs Consortium agreed, and […]

In brief: Consultation on shareholder remedies

The Law Commission has published a consultation paper on shareholder remedies. The paper makes provisional proposals for changes in the law and procedure. The commission recommends that the circumstances in which a shareholder can sue on behalf of a company be set out in rules of court; that a new more streamlined statutory remedy be […]

Rape trial woman heads for Europe in bid to change law

The rape victim who was cross-examined for six days by her attacker is taking her case to the European Court of Human Rights in a bid to alter the law. Julia Mason, who renounced her anonymity to publicise her cross-examination ordeal, has lodged an application to the court. Under current law, defendants have the right […]

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