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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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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 […]

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Romanian companies will be able to distribute dividends on a quarterly basis

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Mid-market firms including Addleshaw ­Goddard and Trowers & Hamlins are learning from the magic circle and ­sharing out work from busier ­practice areas rather than making large-scale ­redundancies. Mid-market ;firms including ;Addleshaw ­Goddard and Trowers & Hamlins are learning from the magic circle and ­sharing out work from busier ­practice areas rather than making ;large-scale ­redundancies. Trowers has […]

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White & Case slashes jobs across international network

White & Case is cutting three per cent of its workforce including a handful of associates in London and around 70 across its US offices. White & Case slashes jobs across international network” />White & Case is making significant layoffs across its US and UK network. The US firm will be reducing its legal and […]

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Daily Mail chief slams judge

Mr Justice Eady has come under attack from the Daily Mail editor-in-chief Paul Dacre for bringing privacy laws in by the back door. Dacre, speaking at the Society of Editors’ annual conference in Bristol, criticised Eady J’s ruling that the News of the World (NotW) had breached Formula 1 chief Max Mosley’s privacy after secretly […]

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Despite criticism of its regulatory regime, the British Virgin Islands is working hard to keep its house in order, says Terrence Williams Robust regulation and ­effective enforcement are the cornerstones of maintaining investors’ confidence in our financial system. Despite criticism from some quarters, the British Virgin Islands (BVI), through words and deeds, is committed to […]

End of the road?

Legislation had already eroded some of the benefits of investing offshore, but is the credit crunch the final nail in the coffin? Gary Telford and Helen Bucktrout report Recent turmoil in the ­banking sector has led to widespread investor concern over the safety of deposits. With the news of bank failures and Iceland’s collapsed banking […]

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