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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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BT panel firms tender for places via e-auction

BT has piloted an e-auction as part of the process of reviewing the firms on the real estate part of its external legal panel. BT has piloted an e-auction as part of the process of reviewing the firms on the real estate part of its external legal panel. Half a dozen firms, including members of […]

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Kennedys bucks industry trend by raising salaries

Insurance firm Kennedys is to abandon its bonus scheme in favour of salary rises for all, The Lawyer has learned. Insurance firm Kennedys is to abandon its bonus scheme in favour of salary rises for all, The Lawyer has learned. Senior partner Nick Thomas (pictured) wrote to all staff on Friday informing them of the […]

Chadbourne wants blood to help New Yorkers

Chadbourne & Parke will transform the main conference room in its Manhattan office into a hospital ward today as it holds a blood drive in support of the New York Blood Center. Chadbourne & Parke will transform the main conference room in its Manhattan office into a hospital ward today as it holds a blood […]

Bristol’s Veale Wasbrough to cut 26 jobs

Bristol firm Veale Wasbrough has launched a redundancy consultation affecting up to 26 members of staff. Bristol firm Veale Wasbrough has launched a redundancy consultation affecting up to 26 members of staff. The firm told staff that around 10 per cent of positions were on the line because of the economic downturn. It is understood […]

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