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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 […]

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Sets to have their say over client gift furore A commotion is brewing at the bar as the barrister’s right to entertain came under scrutiny last month. The turmoil began when the Bar Standards Board (BSB) issued a consultation into the issue on 13 December 2006. It has been claimed that barristers’ gifts to solicitors […]

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